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Courses - Spring 2023
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The Power of Song: Renaissance Lyric and Its Afterlives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examines the power that song has over its audiences. Drawing on literary, performance, and sound studies, we will investigate how song takes hold of its listeners in uniquely moving ways. We will examine the special appeal of song in early modern England, including works by William Shakespeare, John Milton, and William Byrd. And we will compare the song culture of the English Renaissance to the power of song in contemporary life, from Kendrick Lamar to CocoRosie.