University of Atlantia

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Writing Workshop: Writing Kharjas

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Instructor:
Talia de Morales


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA103 February 1, 2020
Crs #:
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.
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