LITE-2100 Literary Theory II:
Romanticism originated the essential characteristics of modern poetry: Marking pace more than metrics, free verse, blank spaces and typographic marks to express silence, negative categories used to explain poems, the use of hyperbaton to express the fragmentation of reality, the uselessness of syntax or a poem´s tendency to narrate. The course examines the theoretic assumptions of English and German romanticism, and the works of William Blank, to recognize the theoretic fundamentals of the English poet. Similarly, the theoretic assumptions of Symbolism are studied in the work of the modern poet par excellence, Charles Baudelaire, and those of Surrealism in the novel Nadja by Andre Breton.
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