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Spring 2014 Music G4122 section 001
SONGS OF THE TROUBADOURS

Call Number 78449
Day & Time
Location
W 10:10am-12:00pm
701A Dodge Hall
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Susan Boynton
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Prerequisites: Music Humanities W1123, Music V3128 This interdisciplinary seminar approaches the songs of the troubadours as poetic and musical traditions. Together we will develop methods for analysis and interpretation, situate the songs within literary and social history, and address broad issues such as the nature of performance, the interplay between orality and writing, the origins of troubadour poetry, fin’amor, and gender. Students will learn to analyze the poetic and musical structure of the songs and to transcribe and edit them from medieval manuscripts. Weekly assignments in Paden’s Introduction to Old Occitan will familiarize students with the language of the texts; one hour a week will be devoted to going over texts in the original language using Paden’s book. Individually designed paper assignments will take students’ backgrounds into account;; students from all departments are welcome.
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Department Music
Enrollment 10 students (12 max) as of 11:28PM Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Subject Music
Number G4122
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Columbia College, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, School of the Arts, International and Public Affairs, Barnard
Campus Morningside
Section key 20141MUSI4122G001

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