Italian Romanticism, pedagogical tools, philately and choral works
Philately and choral works can be excellent integrative pedagogical tools when teaching Italian Romanticism at the undergraduate level. In the classroom, postage stamps provide an historical narrative for students and can help clarify the political, artistic and cultural mood of the time. The intrinsic symbolism of stamps represents the way a nation wants to be seen by the rest of the world. Instrumental and choral music, in their infinite combination of tones, combine sound with sung words, creating an artistic subtext that reveals the complexity and variety of human aesthetic expression. For the current generation of students accustomed to visual and auditory learning tools, classroom realia and a multidisciplinary approach to Italian Romantic literature enhance peer discussions, and encourage students to explore and value the development of human thought in all of its non-linear manifestations.
Original Publication Citation
Klein, Ilona. “Teaching Italian Romanticism through Philately and Choral Works,” Essays in Romanticism 28 (2) 2021: 127-143
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Klein, Ilona, "Teaching Italian Romanticism through Philately and Choral Works" (2021). Faculty Publications. 5538.
Liverpool University Press
French and Italian
© 2021 Liverpool University Press. All rights reserved. This is the author's submitted version of this article. The definitive version can be found at https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/journals/article/66306/
Copyright Use Information