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John Rahn
C LIT 502
Seattle Campus

The Theory of Literature III: Special Topics

Offerings vary to cover topics such as individual theorists, theoretical movements, or the intersection of literary theory with other disciplines or arts (psychoanalysis, structuralism, ethics, aesthetics).

Class description

Philosophy and music. John Rahn and Marshall Brown. T Th 3:30-5:20

Music students should register for both Music 575 and Music 576; CLIT students for CLIT 502C.

This seminar will explore the possibility of further cross-fertilization between philosophy, critical theory, and musical thinking in music and in music criticism. Readings from Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bloch, Deleuze, and others in philosophy will be accompanied by readings in recent music theory and criticism. Formal musical training not required, but students should be familiar with Western musical traditions.

Members of the seminar are expected to participate actively throughout the term, entering into discussions and perhaps occasionally preparing and leading a discussion on some sub-topic of special interest to them.

A 5000-word essay will be required at the end of class.

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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 John Rahn
Date: 10/18/2006