E 791A: THEORIZING THE DISCIPLINE


Schedule

 

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Office: Bartlett 259
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W 1:00pm - 3:30pm

WEEK 4: Stylistics
24 September

 

We continue with our discussion of stylistic criticism.

Consider the historical range of such aestheitc values, and their application to Beowulf. What is the argument for morality as advanced by Winters? What of the role of inspiration, imagination, and form? Consider Ransom's "structure" and the episode of the poet singing Beowulf's glory.

 

 

READ

1) Stylistics, Richard Bradford (Routledge, 1997), pp. 100-end.

2) Winters handout.