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Sex, Death and the Ecstatic in Music (MUSI30015)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2017

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Overview

Year of offerNot available in 2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30015
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An examination of examples of Western music from Hildegaard to the present, including some twentieth-century “popular” songs, which contain one or all of the themes of sex, death, and the ecstatic in their compositional circumstances, title, pre-compositional intent, or lyrics (if song or aria). Consideration of these works will be viewed through perspectives from key cultural theories of the late-twentieth or early twenty-first century.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • gained a deeper understanding of, and knowledge of contemporary attitudes towards, music that embodies the elements of sex, death, and/or the ecstatic in music.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

  • a capacity for independent critical thought
  • an openness to new ideas
  • knowledge, skills and practices which provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing

Last updated: 16 August 2017