Analysing European Romanticism: Track 1

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The principal tenets of the movement known as Romanticism first began in Germany and England, with the former pioneering the moral and philosophical beliefs and the latter producing the first Romantic artists and poets. This album concentrates on the development and spread of Romanticism in mainland Europe, analysing in clear, concise terms the metaphysical questions and beliefs that engendered the movement, along with the cultural and historical contexts that encouraged its development. The album also explores how Romanticism spread and was adopted in other countries, concentrating on how intellectual progress was often hindered by societal pressures and prejudices. This material forms part of The Open University course A207 From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830.

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  • Duration 1 hour
  • Updated Monday 19th October 2009
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Track 1: Analysing European Romanticism

A short introduction to this album.


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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

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