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21L.703 English Renaissance Drama: Theatre and Society in the Age of Shakespeare (MIT) 21L.703 English Renaissance Drama: Theatre and Society in the Age of Shakespeare (MIT)

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Shakespeare "doth bestride the narrow world" of the English Renaissance "like a colossus," leaving his contemporaries "walk under his large legs and peep about" to find themselves in "dishonourable graves." This course aims in part to correct this grave injustice by surveying the extraordinary output of playwrights whose names have largely been eclipsed by their more luminous compatriot: Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and Ford, among others. Reading Shakespeare as just one of a group of practitioners -- many of whom were more popular than him during and even after his remarkable career -- will restore, I hope, a sense not just of the richness of English Renaissance drama, but also that of the historical and cultural moment of the English Renaissance itself. This course will examine the Shakespeare "doth bestride the narrow world" of the English Renaissance "like a colossus," leaving his contemporaries "walk under his large legs and peep about" to find themselves in "dishonourable graves." This course aims in part to correct this grave injustice by surveying the extraordinary output of playwrights whose names have largely been eclipsed by their more luminous compatriot: Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and Ford, among others. Reading Shakespeare as just one of a group of practitioners -- many of whom were more popular than him during and even after his remarkable career -- will restore, I hope, a sense not just of the richness of English Renaissance drama, but also that of the historical and cultural moment of the English Renaissance itself. This course will examine the

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Shakespeare | Shakespeare | English Renaissance | English Renaissance | Marlowe | Marlowe | Jonson | Jonson | Webster | Webster | Ford | Ford | English Renaissance drama | English Renaissance drama | the relationship between theatre and society | the relationship between theatre and society | culture | culture | aesthetic | aesthetic | gender and class dynamics in Renaissance society | gender and class dynamics in Renaissance society | money | trade | and colonialism | money | trade | and colonialism | the body as metaphor and theatrical ?object? | the body as metaphor and theatrical ?object? | allegory and aesthetic form | allegory and aesthetic form | theatricality and meta-theatricality | theatricality and meta-theatricality | the private and the public | the private and the public | allegory | allegory | aesthetic form | aesthetic form | drama | drama | gender dynamics | gender dynamics | class dynamics | class dynamics | private | private | public | public | theatrically | theatrically | meta-theatrically | meta-theatrically | money | money | trade | trade | colonialism | colonialism | body | body | metaphor | metaphor | theatre | theatre | society | society | Spanish tragedy | Spanish tragedy | Hamlet | Hamlet | Jew of Malta | Jew of Malta | Alchemist | Alchemist | Duchess of Malfi | Duchess of Malfi | Broken Heart | Broken Heart | Arden of Faversham | Arden of Faversham | Witch of Edmonton | Witch of Edmonton | Knight of the Burning Pestle | Knight of the Burning Pestle | Island Princess | Island Princess

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21L.421 Comedy (MIT) 21L.421 Comedy (MIT)

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This course looks at comedy in drama, novels, and films from Classical Greece to the twentieth century. Focusing on examples from Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Molière, Wilde, Chaplin, and Billy Wilder, along with theoretical contexts, the class examines comedy as a transgressive mode with revolutionary social and political implications. This is a Communications Intensive (CI) class with emphasis on discussion, and frequent, short essays. This course looks at comedy in drama, novels, and films from Classical Greece to the twentieth century. Focusing on examples from Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Molière, Wilde, Chaplin, and Billy Wilder, along with theoretical contexts, the class examines comedy as a transgressive mode with revolutionary social and political implications. This is a Communications Intensive (CI) class with emphasis on discussion, and frequent, short essays.

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humor | humor | drama | drama | narrative | narrative | genre | genre | literary history | literary history | irony | irony | comic | comic | slapstick | slapstick | satire | satire | wit | wit | trickster | trickster | allegory | allegory | transgression | transgression | social commentary | social commentary | political commentary | political commentary | William Shakespeare | William Shakespeare | Aristophanes | Aristophanes | Moliere | Moliere | Aphra Behn | Aphra Behn | Jane Austen | Jane Austen | Mark Twain | Mark Twain | Oscar Wilde | Oscar Wilde | Italo Calvino | Italo Calvino | Alison Bechdel | Alison Bechdel

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

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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. 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.

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21M.013 | 21M.013 | 21A.113 | 21A.113 | 21L.013 | 21L.013 | Macbeth | Macbeth | Dido and Aeneas | Dido and Aeneas | Faust | Faust | Liszt | Liszt | Berlioz | Berlioz | Murnau | Murnau | Turn of the Screw | Turn of the Screw | magic | magic | witches | witches | witchcraft | witchcraft | belief | belief | superstition | superstition | sorcery | sorcery | ghost | ghost | spirit | spirit | heaven | heaven | hell | hell | devil | devil | angel | angel | occult | occult | paranormal | paranormal | religion | religion | allegory | allegory | Bible | Bible | God | God | sin | sin | alchemy | alchemy | astrology | astrology | mystic | mystic | mysticism | mysticism | Europe | Europe | European history | European history | medieval | medieval | Renaissance | Renaissance | Shakespeare | Shakespeare | Goethe | Goethe | Henry James | Henry James | 19th century America | 19th century America | metaphysics | metaphysics | pragmatism | pragmatism | death | death | afterlife | afterlife | soul | soul | phantom | phantom | myth | myth | spell | spell | wizard | wizard | wisdom | wisdom

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

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This class 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. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural. Writing assignments will range from web-based projects to analytic essays. No previous experience in music is necessary. Projected guest lectures, musical performances, field trips. This class 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. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural. Writing assignments will range from web-based projects to analytic essays. No previous experience in music is necessary. Projected guest lectures, musical performances, field trips.

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magic | magic | witches | witches | witchcraft | witchcraft | belief | belief | superstition | superstition | sorcery | sorcery | ghost | ghost | spirit | spirit | heaven | heaven | hell | hell | devil | devil | angel | angel | occult | occult | paranormal | paranormal | religion | religion | allegory | allegory | Bible | Bible | God | God | sin | sin | alchemy | alchemy | astrology | astrology | mystic | mystic | mysticism | mysticism | Europe | Europe | European history | European history | medieval | medieval | Renaissance | Renaissance | Shakespeare | Shakespeare | Goethe | Goethe | Henry James | Henry James | 19th century America | 19th century America | metaphysics | metaphysics | pragmatism | pragmatism | death | death | afterlife | afterlife | soul | soul | phantom | phantom | myth | myth | spell | spell | wizard | wizard | wisdom | wisdom

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Arthur Miller, The Crucible Arthur Miller, The Crucible

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Video from the lectures by Robert Crawford and Derek Gladwin for the Repetition Compulsion theme, March 2015. Video from the lectures by Robert Crawford and Derek Gladwin for the Repetition Compulsion theme, March 2015.

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Derek Gladwin | Derek Gladwin | lecture | lecture | powerpoint | powerpoint | Repetition Compulsion | Repetition Compulsion | Rob Crawford | Rob Crawford | video | video | allegory | allegory | Arthur Miller | Arthur Miller | C20th | C20th | cold war | cold war | drama | drama | HUAC | HUAC | Joseph McCarthy | Joseph McCarthy | miller | miller | the crucible | the crucible | tragedy | tragedy | witch hunt | witch hunt

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21L.703 English Renaissance Drama: Theatre and Society in the Age of Shakespeare (MIT)

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Shakespeare "doth bestride the narrow world" of the English Renaissance "like a colossus," leaving his contemporaries "walk under his large legs and peep about" to find themselves in "dishonourable graves." This course aims in part to correct this grave injustice by surveying the extraordinary output of playwrights whose names have largely been eclipsed by their more luminous compatriot: Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and Ford, among others. Reading Shakespeare as just one of a group of practitioners -- many of whom were more popular than him during and even after his remarkable career -- will restore, I hope, a sense not just of the richness of English Renaissance drama, but also that of the historical and cultural moment of the English Renaissance itself. This course will examine the

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Shakespeare | English Renaissance | Marlowe | Jonson | Webster | Ford | English Renaissance drama | the relationship between theatre and society | culture | aesthetic | gender and class dynamics in Renaissance society | money | trade | and colonialism | the body as metaphor and theatrical ?object? | allegory and aesthetic form | theatricality and meta-theatricality | the private and the public | allegory | aesthetic form | drama | gender dynamics | class dynamics | private | public | theatrically | meta-theatrically | money | trade | colonialism | body | metaphor | theatre | society | Spanish tragedy | Hamlet | Jew of Malta | Alchemist | Duchess of Malfi | Broken Heart | Arden of Faversham | Witch of Edmonton | Knight of the Burning Pestle | Island Princess

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

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This class 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. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural. Writing assignments will range from web-based projects to analytic essays. No previous experience in music is necessary. Projected guest lectures, musical performances, field trips.

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magic | witches | witchcraft | belief | superstition | sorcery | ghost | spirit | heaven | hell | devil | angel | occult | paranormal | religion | allegory | Bible | God | sin | alchemy | astrology | mystic | mysticism | Europe | European history | medieval | Renaissance | Shakespeare | Goethe | Henry James | 19th century America | metaphysics | pragmatism | death | afterlife | soul | phantom | myth | spell | wizard | wisdom

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Benedikt Gröndal's millennial card 1874.

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Collection: Icelandic and Faroese Photographs of Frederick W.W. Howell, Cornell University Library Title: Benedikt Gröndal's millennial card 1874. Date: ca. 1900 Place: Iceland Medium: collodion print Repository: Fiske Icelandic Collection, Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library Accession: 1923.1.01 Description: The card celebrates the millennium of the settlement of Iceland by the first colonists in 874. URL: cidc.library.cornell.edu/howell/intro.asp Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/62hf There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell Univeristy Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | symbols | iceland | allegory | culidentifier:value=1923101 | culidentifier:lunafield=accession

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Bagley Fountain

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.00203 Title: Bagley Fountain Architect: Henry Hobson Richardson (American, 1838-1886) Photograph date: ca. 1887-ca. 1895 Building Date: 1887 Location: North and Central America: United States; Michigan, Detroit Materials: albumen print Image: 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.; 14.9225 x 19.685 cm Provenance: Transfer from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5sch There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | cityviews | urbanviews | streetscapes | fountains | operahouses | squaresopenspaces | omnibuses | carriages | horses | animals | allegory | soldiers | sailors | michigan | americancivilwar | campusmartiusdetroitmichigan | warmemorials | culidentifier:value=155309000203 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber

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Columbus, Ohio. McKinley Memorial, Side View

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.01558 Title: Columbus, Ohio. McKinley Memorial, Side View Sculptor: Herman Atkins McNeil (American, 1866-1947) Architect: Austin W. Lord (American, 1860-1922) Sculpture Date: 1903-1906 Photograph date: ca. 1906-ca. 1915 Location: North and Central America: United States; Ohio, Columbus Materials: gelatin silver print Image: 20.9843 x 16.9291 in.; 53.3 x 43 cm Provenance: Transfer from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5ts9 There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | mckinleymemorialcolumbusohio | memorials | monuments | sculpture | steps | cityviews | allegory | culidentifier:value=155309001558 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber

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Columbus, Ohio. McKinley Memorial

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.01557 Title: Columbus, Ohio. McKinley Memorial Sculptor: Herman Atkins McNeil (American, 1866-1947) Architect: Austin W. Lord (American, 1860-1922) Sculpture Date: 1903-1906 Photograph date: ca. 1906-ca. 1915 Location: North and Central America: United States; Ohio, Columbus Materials: gelatin silver print Image: 16.9291 x 21.063 in.; 43 x 53.5 cm Provenance: Transfer from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5ts8 There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | mckinleymemorialcolumbusohio | memorials | monuments | sculpture | inscriptions | mckinleywilliam | portraits | presidents | cityviews | allegory | culidentifier:value=155309001557 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber

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Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.00987 Title: Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott (English, 1811-1878) Memorial date: 1872-1876 Photograph date: ca. 1876-ca. 1885 Location: Europe: United Kingdom; London Materials: albumen print Image: 11 x 8 5/8 in.; 27.94 x 21.9075 cm Provenance: Gift of Andrew Dickson White Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5t3n There are no known copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | albertmemorialhydeparklondonengland | memorials | monuments | friezes | reliefsculptures | sculpture | policemen | uniforms | tophats | arts | allegory | trefoilarches | crosses | groupedcolumns | albertprinceconsortofvictoriaqueenofgreatbritain | portraits | urbanparks | culidentifier:value=155309000987 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber

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Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.00988 Title: Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott (English, 1811-1878) Memorial date: 1872-1876 Photograph date: ca. 1876-ca. 1885 Location: Europe: United Kingdom; London Materials: albumen print Image: 11 x 8 5/8 in.; 27.94 x 21.9075 cm Provenance: Gift of Andrew Dickson White Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5t3p There are no known copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | albertmemorialhydeparklondonengland | memorials | monuments | urbanparks | gardens | wroughtiron | railings | steps | friezes | sculpture | reliefsculptures | arts | allegory | portraits | crosses | groupedcolumns | albertprinceconsortofvictoriaqueenofgreatbritain | culidentifier:value=155309000988 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber | kensingtongardens

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Barcelona. Monument to Christopher Columbus

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.01613 Title: Barcelona. Monument to Christopher Columbus Sculptor: Raphael Atché Architect: Gaieta Buigas i Monrava (Spanish) Photograph date: ca. 1888-ca. 1901 Sculpture Date: 1888 Location: Europe: Spain; Barcelona Materials: albumen print Image: 11.0236 x 9.2913 in.; 28 x 23.6 cm Provenance: Gift of Charles Mason Remey Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5ttc There are no known copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | miradordecolónbarcelonaspain | christophercolumbusmonumentbarcelonaspain | monuments | sculpture | flutedcolumns | lions | cats | animals | inscriptions | angels | allegory | globes | columbuschristopher | portraits | reliefs | culidentifier:value=155309001613 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber

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

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This class 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. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural. Writing assignments will range from web-based projects to analytic essays. No previous experience in music is necessary. Projected guest lectures, musical performances, field trips.

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magic | witches | witchcraft | belief | superstition | sorcery | ghost | spirit | heaven | hell | devil | angel | occult | paranormal | religion | allegory | Bible | God | sin | alchemy | astrology | mystic | mysticism | Europe | European history | medieval | Renaissance | Shakespeare | Goethe | Henry James | 19th century America | metaphysics | pragmatism | death | afterlife | soul | phantom | myth | spell | wizard | wisdom

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21L.421 Comedy (MIT)

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This course looks at comedy in drama, novels, and films from Classical Greece to the twentieth century. Focusing on examples from Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Moličre, Wilde, Chaplin, and Billy Wilder, along with theoretical contexts, the class examines comedy as a transgressive mode with revolutionary social and political implications. This is a Communications Intensive (CI) class with emphasis on discussion, and frequent, short essays.

Subjects

humor | drama | narrative | genre | literary history | irony | comic | slapstick | satire | wit | trickster | allegory | transgression | social commentary | political commentary | William Shakespeare | Aristophanes | Moliere | Aphra Behn | Jane Austen | Mark Twain | Oscar Wilde | Italo Calvino | Alison Bechdel

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

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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.

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21M.013 | 21A.113 | 21L.013 | Macbeth | Dido and Aeneas | Faust | Liszt | Berlioz | Murnau | Turn of the Screw | magic | witches | witchcraft | belief | superstition | sorcery | ghost | spirit | heaven | hell | devil | angel | occult | paranormal | religion | allegory | Bible | God | sin | alchemy | astrology | mystic | mysticism | Europe | European history | medieval | Renaissance | Shakespeare | Goethe | Henry James | 19th century America | metaphysics | pragmatism | death | afterlife | soul | phantom | myth | spell | wizard | wisdom

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