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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

COLT 60.01 Literature and Music

We will be asking questions about the interplay of literature and language with music.  Does music have “meaning” in the conventional or in any other sense, and if so, does it have a characteristic way of conveying meaning? We will consider several permutations of the relationship of music and language, and especially inspect the fringes, where a listener may say “this is no longer music” or “this is no longer speech.”  Does music without a text in fact always have a text? What happens to poems when they become songs or prose plots when they become opera?  Conversely, are there stories that incorporate music or are composed according to a musical form?  In your writing, you may choose musical examples that suit your tastes and expertise; and you will devise and write a final paper of your choice. 

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or LIT; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.