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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 177 The Year 1912-1913: Music, Art, and Literature Anticipating WWI

The year 1912-13 witnessed the creation or introduction of several remarkable works of art: musical compositions such as Mahler's Ninth Symphony, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire; visual art by Picasso, Chagall, and others; literature by Cather, Conrad, Kafka, Lawrence, and others. Our tasks in this seminar will be to explore the connections between these and other works of art in the context of pre-WWI society amd make meaningful comparisons between art of different disciplines.


O' Riordan