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Title : 21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)

Title : 21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)

Description : This course explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. It provides an understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten are explored, as well as readings from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural.

Description : This course explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. It provides an understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten are explored, as well as readings from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural.

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2013

Fromyear : 2013

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Date : 2014-06-27T14:51:16+05:00

Date : 2014-06-27T14:51:16+05:00

Relation : 21M.013J

Relation : 21M.013J

Relation : 21A.113J

Relation : 21A.113J

Relation : 21L.013J

Relation : 21L.013J

Language : en-US

Language : en-US

Subject : 21M.013

Subject : 21M.013

Subject : 21A.113

Subject : 21A.113

Subject : 21L.013

Subject : 21L.013

Subject : Macbeth

Subject : Macbeth

Subject : Dido and Aeneas

Subject : Dido and Aeneas

Subject : Faust

Subject : Faust

Subject : Liszt

Subject : Liszt

Subject : Berlioz

Subject : Berlioz

Subject : Murnau

Subject : Murnau

Subject : Turn of the Screw

Subject : Turn of the Screw

Subject : magic

Subject : magic

Subject : witches

Subject : witches

Subject : witchcraft

Subject : witchcraft

Subject : belief

Subject : belief

Subject : superstition

Subject : superstition

Subject : sorcery

Subject : sorcery

Subject : ghost

Subject : ghost

Subject : spirit

Subject : spirit

Subject : heaven

Subject : heaven

Subject : hell

Subject : hell

Subject : devil

Subject : devil

Subject : angel

Subject : angel

Subject : occult

Subject : occult

Subject : paranormal

Subject : paranormal

Subject : religion

Subject : religion

Subject : allegory

Subject : allegory

Subject : Bible

Subject : Bible

Subject : God

Subject : God

Subject : sin

Subject : sin

Subject : alchemy

Subject : alchemy

Subject : astrology

Subject : astrology

Subject : mystic

Subject : mystic

Subject : mysticism

Subject : mysticism

Subject : Europe

Subject : Europe

Subject : European history

Subject : European history

Subject : medieval

Subject : medieval

Subject : Renaissance

Subject : Renaissance

Subject : Shakespeare

Subject : Shakespeare

Subject : Goethe

Subject : Goethe

Subject : Henry James

Subject : Henry James

Subject : 19th century America

Subject : 19th century America

Subject : metaphysics

Subject : metaphysics

Subject : pragmatism

Subject : pragmatism

Subject : death

Subject : death

Subject : afterlife

Subject : afterlife

Subject : soul

Subject : soul

Subject : phantom

Subject : phantom

Subject : myth

Subject : myth

Subject : spell

Subject : spell

Subject : wizard

Subject : wizard

Subject : wisdom

Subject : wisdom