Summer 2011 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Barcelona: Music and Culture is an interdisciplinary course which will explore the life and work of selected figures in the world on music, art, and architecture. While the course will review the broad history of the region, a major focus for the course will explore the nature of the boom times in Barcelona duing the ninteenth and early twentieth centuries. Barcelona the capital of the greater region of Catalonia, and the relation of the rising wealth and industrialization of the region and the link to both regionalism and nationalism in the arts.
Required: Isaac Albeniz: Portrait of a Romantic, by Walter Clarke, Oxford, Gaudi, A biography by Gijs Van Hensbergen, Perennial/Harper Collins, Barcelona, by Robert Hughes, Knopf, Fallen Nightingale, by John Milton, Swan Books, Homage to Catlonia, by George Orwell, Cathedral of the Sea.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Several short papers in the form of book reports and a final paper. The final paper must be based upon the course content in some meaningful way.