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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


French Studies

Reader 1

Nathalie Rachlin

Reader 2

Virginie A. Duzer

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The Surrealist movement’s leader, André Breton, believed that Surrealism could not be expressed through music. I explore why Breton was against the possibility of a Surrealist music, and I argue that the goals of Surrealism give it a unique position in the history aesthetics that allows its expression through music and thus gives music a wider range of power than that with which it was historically credited.

Available for download on Monday, April 29, 2024

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