Poetry and Religion

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Poetry and Religion

Fall 2019

Taught By: Arthur Shippee

Section: A

CRN: 7243

Credits: 4

The words poetry and religion have been applied to a great variety of things, from the personal and intimate to the public and communal, and they have been strongly associated in most cultures. Poetry can convey information, ideas, and feelings, and the act of reading poetry can be its own religious experience. Many of the great religious texts are poems. All this will be part of our data for considering what poetry can accomplish for the reader, whether an individual or a community, and how this can deepen our understanding of religion. The class poems (all composed in English) will reflect a variety of points of view, pro and con, personal and communal, intellectual and emotional, plain and cryptic. They will include literary poets and popular hymn texts. Student projects will give an opportunity to investigate works beyond the focus of the class selection.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:55pm 11/22/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 304

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019