Patricia L Conroy
C LIT 431
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.
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.
No special background necessary.
Class assignments and grading