University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Writing Workshop: Writing Kharjas

Edit Class

Instructor:
Talia de Morales

University Session UA103 February 1, 2020 Course # 603
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 4/∞ Room Goodpaster109
Course Category Literature

Description
The Kharja is a couplet that functions as the concluding lines to the medieval Andalusian poetry form of the muwashshah. Kharjas were often reused for different poems and written in colloquial language, making this a great entry point for writing and thinking about Andalusian poetry. We will discuss the form and look at examples of in-period kharjas. Students will compose their own karjas and share them with each other on a voluntary basis. We will also discuss workshop etiquette and constructive feedback.