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Writing (the Self in) Poetry: Self-Creation, Self-Expression, and Self-Reflexivity in English Poetry

Anna-Maria Kluge, Emma Steinbach, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Anglistik und Amerikanistik 


Where do you encounter poetry in your everyday life? Have you ever felt that a poem captures exactly what you’re feeling? Have you ever written a poem yourself? Are you interested in the mechanics of writing poetry? Together, we want to jump into the deep end of writing (the self in) English poetry. We will explore how poems negotiate the self and how we interact with it. In biweekly units we will travel through the centuries as we look at fascinating fields such as Romantic and Victorian poetry, eco-, queer, spoken word and political poetry.
Writing and editing poems together will be the main focus of this tutorial. Let’s come into touch with poetry first hand and perhaps be surprised at the poetic talent we never knew we had. Do not fret if you have never studied poetry before – everything you need will be provided. Join us in our poetic endeavours this winter: read poetry, write poetry, experience poetry.

Betreuendende Professorin oder betreuender Professor

Prof. Dr. phil Helga Schwalm



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