LING 473 - Ethnopoetics: Cross-Cultural Approaches to Verbal Art
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Two courses in anthropology, linguistics, or literature or permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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How do we listen to the verbal arts of nonwestern peoples without imposing our preconceived folk ideas about form, performance, authorship, and textuality? And if we do manage to hear and study these arts in their own "terms," can we translate and represent them without making a caricature of these sources? This course will consider efforts by anthropologists, linguists, poets, folklorists, and literary theorists to address these questions at several levels:

  • working our methodologies which allows us to see the poetics in others' arts
  • critically assessing the methodologies
  • exploring theories about differences between oral literatures and written traditions as well as the cultural shaping of literatures.

We will also consider what ways this work contributes to reshaping anthropology itself.

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LING 473 - Ethnopoetics: Cross-Cultural Approaches to Verbal Art
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001 (SEM)
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27841
Open
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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