Topic: German Romanticism
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This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the era of German Romanticism, one of the most fecund cultural moments in the western tradition. Readings are drawn from philosophy (Hegel, Schelling), literature (Hoffmann, Kleist, Novalis), criticism and theory (Schlegel), poetry (Hölderlin), painting (Friedrich), and music (Beethoven). Course themes include the relationship between nature and art, language and the ineffable, darkness and enlightenment, tragedy, irony, fragmentation, and madness.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics, trans. Bosanquet. ISBN: 9780140433357 .
- Hymns and Fragments, trans. Sieburth. ISBN: 9780691014128 .
- The Death of Empedocles, ed. Krell. ISBN: 9780791476482.
- Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom. ISBN: 9780791468746 .
- Henry von Ofterdingen. ISBN: 9780881335743 .
- Caspar David Friedrich (Taschen Basic Art). ISBN: 9783822819586 .
- The Golden Pot and Other Tales. ISBN: 9780199552474 .
- The Marquise of O and Other Stories . ISBN: 9780140443592 .Schlegel, selections (distributed in class)
Recommended Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Beethoven, 5th symphony, Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker. Deutsche Grammophon (CD or mp3 download iTunes/amazon, etc.).
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