C LIT 502
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).
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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