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Table of Contents - Music in German Culture
GERMAN 410      Music in German Culture
This course examines the role of music in German national self-definition from late 18th century to the present. The political and ideological role of music will be examined from 1789 to National Socialism, the GDR and reunification, including the gendering of music as feminine in Romanticism, and modernism. Music as it relates to the public and private, as well as collective and individual experiences will also be explored. Different genres and media will be discussed, from opera, art song, and cabaret to ballads and film; literary works thematizing music will be read. Prerequisites: German 315 or instructor's permission
Faculty: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Foreign Languages & Literature