Multiple Classicisms: Variations on an Aesthetic and Literary Ideal, 1650-1950

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 5:15pm

Larry Norman
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
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This talk will examine some key episodes in the invention and evolution of "classicism" as an aesthetic and historical category, from its early-modern incubation to its later contestation via opposing terms such as Romanticism, the Baroque, and modernism. Particular attention will be given to the centuries-long resistance to the model of "French classicism" in literature and the arts.