List of possible subjects:
the Grimm brothers
Hans Christian Andersen
Honoré de Balzac
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Caspar David Friederich
J. M. W. Turner
Ludwig van Beethoven
Rene de Chateaubriand
Modern European History
Assignments: January 21–February 1
Weeks 20-21: Nationalism & Romanticism
Monday, January 21
No Classes; Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuesday, January 22
HW: Read Spielvogel, pp. 657-662
1. Be ready to select a Romantic figure for your research
In class: Revolutions of 1848
Wednesday, January 23
HW: Read Romanticism handout (scanned and photocopied)
In class: Choose Romanticism subject
Kenneth Clark, Civilisation, “The Fallacy of Hope”
Thursday, January 24
HW: Begin preliminary research
In class: In-library “Research Sources” worksheet to be completed by the end of class
Friday, January 25
HW: Continue research
In class: Sample PowerPoint presentation: Neuschwanstein
Finish Kenneth Clark, Civilisation, “The Fallacy of Hope”
Monday, January 28
HW: Prepare for presentation
In class: Class Presentations
Tuesday, January 29
HW: Thesis paragraph & outline
In class: Class Presentations
Wednesday, January 30
Rough Draft (printed) & Romanticism Quiz
Thursday, January 31
HW: Read Spielvogel, pp. 666-672.
1. Complete 4-5 sentence Historical Definitions for Crimean War and Giuseppe Garibaldi.
In class: Napoleon III and Italian Unification
Friday, February 1
Romanticism Paper DUE
Modern European History My Romantic subject is:__________________
Romanticism Research Project
· Tuesday, January 22: Choose Romantic figure
· Wednesday, January 24: Day of research
· Friday, January 30: Rough draft (PRINTED for homework grade)
Friday, February 1: ESSAY DUE, printed and stapled, at the very beginning of class
· Monday & Tuesday, January 28-29.
· The order will be chosen by lottery.
Your assignment is to prepare and present a profile of a 19th century European Romantic. There will be both a presentation and a written component to this work. You need to do more than simply report on artwork; you will also need to address the historical influences on their work, and show this influence by discussing the content of 2-3 representative works.
You will accomplish this by presenting, and writing up:
1) A brief biography of the person you are profiling – where they were from, an overview of their life, and for what kind of works they are most known
2) A description of at least TWO cultural works (pieces of music, poems, novels, etc.) and an explanation of how they represent the features of Romanticism – you will need to quote directly/play a short extract from whatever works you are profiling to support your analysis of the artist.
3) An analysis of how these works reflect the influence of outside historical influences on the subject of your study. A successful analysis will refer to specific historical events, ideas, or people, and show how they influenced the art.
The Research Guide
For this project, you need to use at least TWO sources other than the textbook and the Benton handout, and at least one of your sources must NOT be an encyclopedia of any kind. You will also need to use (and cite) copyrighted material for finding your primary sources (book excerpts, poems, works of art, music, etc.). Use NoodleTools to create all citations.
1. Do preliminary research. ABSOLUTELY NO GOOGLE/INTERNET SEARCHING MAY BE CITED in your work. The handout by Benton and DiYanni should be helpful for background information. Wikipedia is a convenient, if problematic, source for preliminary information.
2. Go to bigredlibrary.com and choose the green tab "Student Resources." Click on the first link (LibGuides index), the search by teacher - Lundgren - and choose the correct guide. This guide will have the most useful resources as well as a link to NoodleTools. Other than books, which are still preferred, these are the only acceptable sources from which to get your information. See one of the librarians if you have any problems with database access, and remember that from home you'll need to log in to Whipple Hill to see usernames and passwords. In particular, you may have NO MORE THAN ONE online encyclopeda (Britannica, Grolier, or World Book).
o Should be typed and double-spaced in size 12, Times New Roman font
o Should center on a thesis statement addressing the central issue of how your figure embodies Romanticism, having been influenced by history.
o Should be at least 800 words in three different paragraphs (include a Word Count)
§ A formal introduction and conclusion are NOT necessary
I am scheduled to present on _______________, February ____
All presentations should last 5-7 minutes, and the presenter should be prepared to answer questions from classmates and Mr. Lundgren.
· Briefly summarize your thesis and major arguments
· Discuss these using the author’s/artist’s/composer’s works
· Include a visual aid (for artists), handout of a primary source (for authors), or audio clips (for composers)
You need to use at least ONE cultural work that was NOT discussed directly in class (i.e. appeared on a class handout). Your presentation will be graded on how thoroughly and creatively you address the question of how your chosen figure’s work embodied Romanticism by showing the influence of historical events/ideas/people – the more analysis you do, beyond simple regurgitation of facts, the better your grade will be.
Format of presentation:
You may choose to present in one of the following ways:
In every format—You must cite any sources you use (not including the textbook) at the end of the video, OR, if you are doing an in-class presentation, in the PowerPoint or on the handout that you submit with it