LiteratureLIT 121C Orphic Poetry

Examines varying interpretations, appropriations, and exploitations of the Orphic myth in its threefold manifestation as harmony, descent, and dismemberment. Topics include the regeneration of language, the poet as priest, and the re-sacralization of an increasingly secularized world. Critical approach designations: Canons, Genres. Distribution requirement: Poetry, Pre-1750.