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The Romantic Rebellion in Europe (NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2011-12)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course studies the Romantic movement in European culture through lectures and discussion on the literature, philosophy, art and music of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Topics include the revival of interest I mediaevalism, folklore, emotion, and self-expression in art and daily life, and new concepts of male-female relationships. Later currents include the mysterious and dangerous Byronic hero, as well as a greater interest in social satire and the uncanny. The emphasis will be on German, English, and Russian culture, though examples will also be drawn from French, Italian, East European and Scandinavian Romantic movements. The rise of nationalism, the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, and the reestablishment of the ancien regime create the socio-political foundation for the culture of the period.
Course was last updated May 31, 2011 - 11:19 AM