Reception of Classical Literature

2018-2019
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Doel vak

Insight in classical receptions in connection with aestheticism, insight
in receptions of the classics in: De Tachtigers, Dutch Symbolist en
(Post-)Modernist poetry; general knowledge of theories of reception.

Inhoud vak

The aesthetic movements that rose in France (Baudelaire, Gautiér),
England (Whistler and Wilde), and the Netherlands (‘De beweging van
Tachtig’) from the mid 19th Century onwards were strongly influenced by
early Romanticism and therefore polemically opposed to classicism. Yet
classical texts and ideas were absolutely central to aestheticism – one
has but to realize that virtually all ‘Tachtigers’ (e.g. famous poets as
Willem Kloos and Herman Gorter) started their intellectual development
as a classicist. Fiirst we will study the role of the classics in ‘De
Tachtigers’ and Dutch Symbolist poetry (Herman Gorter en J.H. Leopold).
Then we will focus on receptions of classical literature in [a] the
poetry of
Ida Gerhardt, who also translated Lucretius, Vergil and Greek Epigrams,
and [b] in (Post-)Modernist Dutch
poetry. Greek and Latin texts are read in translation.

Onderwijsvorm

Tutorial, January 2019

Toetsvorm

Paper

Vereiste voorkennis

BA in the humanities.

Literatuur

To be announced.

Doelgroep

Master students in the humanities, e.g. Classics and Ancient
Civilizations, Modern Languages, Arts, History.
Greek and Latin texts will be studied in translations.

Overige informatie

Participants must contact the lecturer before the course starts.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_XLMAOHS007
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. M.H. Koenen
Examinator dr. M.H. Koenen
Docenten dr. M.H. Koenen

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