Poetry, Experience and the Imagination

First-Year Seminar Program 192

Usual Description

This seminar will examine the role of the imagination in experience as mediated by poetry. How do poems represent daily life, that is, what it is like to experience life itself? What can poetry do for the imagination and how can poetry transform our experience? We will focus on these questions as we read and interpret a selection of poems and philosophy from ancient Greece to modern America. Authors to be read include Sappho, Plato, Aristotle, Catullus, Ovid, Dante, Pound and Stevens. These are poets and philosophers who work with ideas about what role the imagination plays and should play in our experience.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
First-Year Seminar Program 192 Taught by Benjamin (Ben) Lee
First-Year Seminar Program 192 Taught by Benjamin (Ben) Lee