Faust in Legend, Literature & the Arts

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Faust in Legend, Literature & the Arts

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Literature, Literatures in English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: GER6022
    Prerequisite: None
    The 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% Coursework
    Level: 6

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