Track 1: Analysing European Romanticism

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2009


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Analysing European Romanticism    A short introduction to this album. Play now Analysing European Romanticism
2 Breaking the Enlightenment mould    German Romanticism began as a philosophical departure from Enlightenment thinking, centralising human experience and transcendence from the purely rational. This succinct discussion contextualises that shift. Play now Breaking the Enlightenment mould
3 Romanticism and the religious crisis    Once more reacting against the Enlightenment, Romantic philosophy eschewed traditional religion, rejecting historical claims in favour of modern reason and re-appraisal of biblical texts. Play now Romanticism and the religious crisis
4 Urbanity and romantic irony    The Romantic philosophy created an intriguing relationship between writer and text, encouraging co-authorship and unfinished works. This discussion explores this intriguingly reflexive and critical approach. Play now Urbanity and romantic irony
5 Goethe    As a benchmark figure of modernity, Goethe maintained an intriguing relationship with the Romantics, from early support and engagement to eventual dismissal and vitriolic attack. Play now Goethe
6 Romanticism in France    French Romanticism took its philosophical cues from Germany and literary inspiration from England, developing a unique approach and adding to the core of aesthetic theory. Play now Romanticism in France
7 Romanticism in Spain    Romanticism was adopted fairly late in Spain, because of societal and religious pressures on intellectual life, How did Spanish writers approach and appropriate the philosophy? Play now Romanticism in Spain