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Sappho: Erotic Poetess of Lesbos

Preference to freshmen. Sappho's surviving fragments in English; traditions referring to or fantasizing about her disputed life. How her poetry and legend inspired women authors and male poets such as Swinburne, Baudelaire, and Pound. Paintings inspired by Sappho in ancient and modern times, and composers who put her poetry to music.

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
4-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
24N
Day/Time: 
TTh / 11:00-12:30
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar