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After an introductory sequence of extracts from general television programmes, Prof. Ferguson asks his colleagues, Rosalind Hursthouse and Arthur Marwick to explain how a study of their disciplines... (Philosophy and History) would affect a viewing of the 'Jung' extract and that from 'Mistress of Hardwick' Prof. Ferguson goes on to outline the scope of A101 with an animated diagram which explains its structure. Various members of the Course Team, including Prof. Marwick, Graham Martin, Reader in Literature and Richard Middleton, Lecturer in Music then analyse how their own disciplines would approach an interdisciplinary study of the concept of Romanticism. As a starting point for the discussion there is an extract from David Thompson's programme on Constable and Turner, (No. 22 in the course).
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Module code and title: A101, An arts foundation course
Item code: A101; 01
First transmission date: 15-02-1978
Published: 1978
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Duration: 00:24:00
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Producer: Nancy Thomas
Contributors: John Ferguson; Arthur Marwick
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Humanities; Jane Eyre; Jung; Liszt; Mistress of Hardwick; Wordsworth
Footage description: The programme opens with short extracts from BBC TV programmes: Mistress of Hardwick; W.H. Auden in conversation with Patrick Garland; "In the Making", showing a blacksmith at work; "Face to Face", with John Freeman interviewing Jung. Ferguson briefly comments on how A101 can help in understanding such programmes. Rosalind Hursthouse gives her opinion of the interview with Jung and Arthur Marwick comments on the extract from Mistress of Hardwick. Ferguson outlines the scope of A1O1, with the help of animated diagrams, and explains the philosophy behind an interdisciplinary course. He also decribes the final part of the course - the case study on Romanticism. (Further extract from "In the Making".) Extract from A101/22 "Constable and Turner". David Thompson uses works by these artists to support his argument that there was two sides to Romanticism: tempestuous and serene. Richard Middleton comments on Thompson's argument. Using extracts from A101/30 "Liszt and Nature" he shows that Liszt's piano music could be both tempestuous and serene. However, he refutes Thompson's definition of Romanticism, and argues that musical Romanticism appeared much later than in other arts. Marwick talks about the relationship between Romanticism and the French and Industrial Revolutions. He uses extracts from Wordsworth's works, which are displayed, to support his argument that the arts were influenced by social and political developments. Graham Martin also challenges Thompson's neat division of Romanticism into two parts. He uses Jane Eyre to illustrate the ideas behind Romanticism in literature, and argues in favour of an interdisciplinary approach. Ferguson very briefly sums up.
Master spool number: 6HT/72725
Production number: 00525_3239
Videofinder number: 2595
Available to public: no