The publication of the massive Anthology of Rap by Yale University marked a new phase in the history of literature. Similar currents were felt when Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Do you find these events strange or do you see them mark a new horizon in the world of music and literature?
Many traditional poems have been adapted into songs for centuries—poetries of William Blake, Pablo Neruda, Robert Burns, and Emily Dickinson are some examples. So what is the connection between music and poetry? Are they both different or are there some underlying similarities between the two which merit discussion? Dive deep into the module to find answers to these questions.