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MUSI 209 - Jane Austen and Music in the Domestic Sphere

Semester Offered: Spring
0.5 unit(s)
(Same as GNCS 209 )  ​Music is a significant thematic thread running through most of Jane Austen’s novels, reflecting a lively and varied musical practice in the domestic sphere of late Georgian Britain. In this six-week course we examine musical scenes, settings, and characters in the novels, and study the role of music in the extended Austen family through the primary sources of its digitized music collection. We analyze musical works known to Jane Austen and her contemporaries, explore their role in household instruction and entertainment, and also critique musical scenes in selected film adaptations of Austen’s novels.  Kathryn Libin.

Prerequisite(s): One course in music or British literature, or permission of the instructor.

First six-week course.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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