Comparative Literature | Romanticism
C533 | 1139 | Szegedy-Maszak


11:15-12:30	TR	LI 451

Meets with C533 and CEUS U320 & U520

This course offers an introduction to some forms of Romantic
literature.  The focus is on German, French, English, and
East-European literatures.  The main topics to be discussed are: 10
the transition from Classicism to Romanticism, 20 the nesthetics,
genres, and stylistic features of Romanticism, 30 philosophy and
poetry, 40 the cult of national identity, 50 folklore and literature,
60 literature and the other arts.

Readings will be chosen from a list including such authors and works
as Wordsworth (The Prelude), Hoffmann (Ritter Gluck), Coleridge (Kubla
Khan), Pushkin (Onegin), Hugo (Notre-Dame de paris), Balzoc (Le chef-
oeuvre inconnu), L nnrot (Kalevala), Vörösmarty (Mankind, Preface. The
Old Gipsy), Pet fi (The Apostle), Nerval (Sylvie), Madách (The Tragedy
of Man).  All texts will be read in English translation.  Students
familiar with such languages as German, French, Russian, Hungarian, or
Finish will be encouraged to compare a few translations with the
originals.

Exams: A midterm test and final examination