Courses: Writing Music & Differences (FRENB689001)
Class Number: 1190
At the most abstract level, this course hopes to propose new and unorthodox approaches to literature. That is, the course offers creative, yet rigorously critical modes of engagement with text in which music plays a significant role. On a more specific level, it hopes to demonstrate the extent to which music and language have, throughout Western history, and more specifically and radically since the beginning of the nineteenth century--that is, the rise of romanticism--been fundamentally at odds with each other. It will try to show that Western philosophy has constructed their relationship as essentially antagonistic and what the ramifications of such a conflict might be.
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1190