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Music Fleuron from Poems, Letters, etc. Ascribed to Robert Burns. 1809.
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St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Call Number: MOH Reference E169.1.J3 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
Volume 4, Pages 285-286, Rap
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
Call Number: MOH Reference E185 .E54 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-16
Volume 1, Pages 302-306, The Blues in African-American Culture
Puerto Rico Past and Present
Call Number: MOH Reference F1954 .F47 2015
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
Pages 295-303, Music
American Countercultures: an Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U. S. History
Call Number: MOH Reference HM647 .A44 2009
Publication Date: 2009-02-15
Volume 1, Pages 220-222, Dylan, Bob
The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
Call Number: MOH Reference ML102.J3 N48 2001
Publication Date: 2003-02-11
Volume 3, Pages 301-305, Poetry
Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
Call Number: MOH Reference NX512.3.A35 E53 2004
Publication Date: 2004-10-17
Volume 2, Pages 696-697, Lindsay, Vachel
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Call Number: MOH Reference PN1021 .N39 2012
Publication Date: 2012-08-26
Pages 903-906, Music & Poetry
The American Short Story
Call Number: MOH Reference PS374.S5 F33 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Volume 2, Pages 603-606, "Sonny's Blues"
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The author, journalist, political commentator, and broadcaster Will Self has argued that “The high arts of literature and music stand in a curious relationship to one another, at once securely comfortable and deeply uneasy.” This course aims to explore the various facets of that “securely comfortable and deeply uneasy” relationship by focusing mainly on short fiction and poetry (including song lyrics). How does literature represent music—as an art that people make, as an art that people consume, and as a force of personal and cultural expression? How does literature treat music as theme or subject matter? How are the relationships between fiction and music different from poetry and music? How does music become literature, and how does literature become music?