The Color of Music: European Decadence and Symbolism Across the Arts

Comparative Literature 260

Usual Description

This course is an introduction to inter-artistic Decadence and Symbolism through the creative experience of synaesthesia: the figurative or physiological blending of sense-impressions. It traces fin-de-siècle synaesthesia in literature, art, philosophy, and science. Texts, art, and music are drawn from French, English, German, and Russian traditions and may include Baudelaire, Bely, Huysmans, Wilde, Scriabin, Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Wagner, Beardsley, Kandinsky, and Moreau. To fulfill course requirements, students may choose among creative, performative, and written options. Possible 1-2 Field trips required.

Areas of Interest
Europe
Europe
Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Comparative Literature 260
Comparative Literature 260 Taught by Polina Dimova