Lecture 21 Literature and the Arts

Lecture 21 Literature and the Arts - Carl Maria von Weber...

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Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) Der Freischütz (18 June 1821) Romantic opera
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Literature and the Arts: From Romanticism to Realism
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Romanticism Rejection of Enlightenment rationalism Reaction to Industrial Revolution
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The particular over the universal The popular over the elite The sentimental over the rational The original over the conventional (Eugen Weber, A Modern History of Europe , 668)
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The artist as rebel: Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) The Robbers (1781) Intrigue and Love (1784)
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Madame de Staël, On Germany (1810) Romanticism ‘grown from the soil’
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‘The great Romantic exercise is history, the chronicle of change’ (Eugen Weber, A Modern History of Europe , 685)
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Romantic poetry William Wordsworth (1770-1850) Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Lyrical Ballads (1798): the poet is ‘a man speaking to men’
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William Blake (1757-1827) Jerusalem (‘Milton,’ 1804)
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And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God
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