4 sept. 2011

Taking Flamenco Seriously as Poetry

That would be the main focus of the Flamenco course. In other words, taking the actual texts of Flamenco lyrics seriously, taking seriously the connections between Flamenco and poetry generally, in both directions. As usual, with me, I get great ideas for courses that might last, say, 5 weeks. I'm not saying this topic wouldn't dar más de sí, but I wouldn't have enough material now for more than that. Also, why do we assume that 15 weeks is the ideal length of time to study something? Why not just give the best five weeks of three separate topics?

5 comentarios:

Professor Zero dijo...

Well this is one of the courses I often think of giving, were I a person with expertise to do it.

No reason not to do 5 weeks of 3 things, I do it all the time. You can have a nice course with a medieval lyric unit, a flamenco unit and a Lorca unit, I would think.

Justine dijo...

I absolutely think flamenco letras should be studied as poetry. They are very similar to haiku. They also are very pure in that the people wrote about their lives - some our a perfect snippet of some general moment and some are heart wrenching. I would take this class.

Jonathan dijo...

I don't see the connection to haiku, although I love both cante jondo and haiku.

Vance Maverick dijo...

Would it be too cliché to discuss blues?

Jonathan dijo...

Not at all. You have to at least discuss the reasons why people jump to that comparison.