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Library Course Guide for: ON THE SUBLIME

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GM0266_01 (German)
CO0265_01 (Comparative Literature)
Survey of major theories of the sublime from antiquity to modern times, with emphasis on German, British, and French texts from the 18th to 20th centuries. Authors to be read include Longinus, Immanuel Kant, Edmund Burke, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and Neil Hertz. Readings and discussions in English, with optional readings in original languages provided. Open to seniors with instructor's permission.

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Image: Frontispiece of Batteux, Charles. Les quatre poetiques, Paris, 1771.

Image: Gault de Saint-Germain. Vie de Nicolas Poussin. Paris, 1806.