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C LIT 320 B: Studies In European Literature

Modernity and Selfhood

Summer Term: 
A-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 9:40am - 11:50am
Location: 
MLR 301
SLN: 
10609
Instructor:
Sarah Ross

Syllabus Description:

Modernity and Selfhood 

This course will address the impact of modernization at the turn of the twentieth-century on the cultural, social, and individual consciousness of European artists and writers. Through an examination of fictional works, essays, and poetry from England, France, Germany, and Central Europe, we will study the many avant-garde movements and ideas that came to be understood as “modernism” in a European context. Discussions will introduce relevant themes such as alienation, the city, consciousness, “the New Woman,” amongst others. Texts by Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Albert Camus, and others. Selected samples of art, architecture, films, etc. will be introduced and discussed in class. 

 

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This course will address the impact of modernization at the turn of the twentieth-century on the cultural, social, and individual consciousness of European artists and writers. Through an examination of fictional works, essays, and poetry from England, France, Germany, and Central Europe, we will study the many avant-garde movements and ideas that came to be understood as “modernism” in a European context.
Discussions will introduce relevant themes such as alienation, the city, consciousness, “the New Woman,” amongst others. Texts by Franz Kafka, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Hermann Hesse, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Albert Camus, and others. Selected samples of art, architecture, films, etc. will be introduced and discussed in class. 

Catalog Description: 
Examination of the development of European literature in a variety of genres and periods. Possible areas of study include literature from romantic fiction of early nineteenth century through great realist classics of second half of the century or from symbolism to expressionism and existentialism.
Department Requirements Met: 
Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:20am
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