Theories of the Lyric

COLT 2520F S01 [CRN: 15140]

Through readings of recent critical discussions of the lyric genre, we will explore more general methodological problems of literary theory. Questions to be raised include: the role of form, structure and tropes in analyzing poetry; problems of subjectivity and voice; the relation between poetry, history and politics; the function of reading; and the problematic "objectivity" of criticism. Readings from Jakobson, Benveniste, Jauss, Benjamin, Johnson, De Man, Lacoue-Labarthe, Agamben, Badiou and Derrida. Focus on poets Hölderlin, Baudelaire and Celan.
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Wed - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
17 (Dec 18, 2014 9:00am)