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Patricia L Conroy
C LIT 431
Seattle Campus

The Northern European Ballad

Integrative study of the Northern European Ballad, with an emphasis on texts, performance, context, history, theory, genre classification, and interpretive approaches. Offered: jointly with SCAND 431.

Class description

Interested in popular music? How about the top of the pops from the 16th and 19th centuries in Britain, Scandinavia, and Appalachia and the Ozarks? This is the music that took all of Europe by storm with its captivating melodies and alternately tragic or hilarious lyrics. This is the music that lies at the roots of Bluegrass.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion.

Recommended preparation

No special background necessary.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Patricia L Conroy
Date: 09/22/2008