Ramsey McGlazer will be teaching this spring Comparative Literature 20A, “Poetry and Power,” and space is still available!   This course can meet either Arts & Literature or Philosophy & Values breadth requirement.  Beginning of course description is below, see the Sp19 courses on this site or calcentral for more information.

In his “Defense of Poetry,” Percy Bysshe Shelley argued that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” In this course, we’ll take Shelley’s claim as a point of departure and proceed to ask how poets have claimed, criticized, contested, and been co-opted by power.