Sep 15, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

CRWT 240 Spoken Word and Performance Poetry

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Spoken word originates in oral traditions and performance, incorporating root elements from storytelling and the blues as well as improvisatory techniques from hip-hop and jazz. It has emerged as a unique platform for exploring aesthetics and poetics and giving voice to the personal and political. This craft seminar will cover such topics as the performative roots of poetry, the nature of the public space and its impact on the “text,” improvisation and voice. A performance piece will be required.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or free elective requirement.