Jun 04, 2023  
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SGBH 316 - Modernism: Literature, Film and Society

4.00 credit hours
What is the relation between modernism and modernity? What kind of revolution must an artistic discipline go through to become modern? Can art be both popular and modernist? Students will grapple with these questions through close readings of modernist writers such as T.S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein as well as viewings of film excerpts (Chaplin, Eisenstein) and examinations of music both “serious” (twelve-tone) and popular (jazz and blues). We will discuss these artifacts in relation to each other and consider the societal and political revolutions that influenced and were influenced by them.

Prerequisite(s): SGBH 101  and SGBH 102 .

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