Faust in Legend, Literature & the Arts
Queen Mary, University of London
Area of Study
Literature, Literatures in English
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCredits: 15.0Overlap: GER6022Prerequisite: NoneThe life and legend of Johann Faust, the necromancer who sold his soul to the devil in return for power and knowledge, have cast a spell on writers, artists and composers ever since the late 16th century. We will study this fascination and receptivity through the centuries, from the first Faust book and its English translation to Marlowe, Goethe, Mann, Bulgakov, Banville and others. We will also consider illustrations and visual representations of Faust (e.g. Retzsch, Delacroix) as well as various musical treatments (e.g. Schubert, Schumann, Berlioz, Gounod). Readings will be in English translation, although students with knowledge of German, French or Russian are encouraged to read the texts in the original languages.Assessment: 100.0% CourseworkLevel: 6
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