HUM2250: Twentieth century Humanities

HUM2250: Twentieth century Humanities
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Fall 2013
27 Introduction – Review Syllabus
29 Why Paris? The Birth of the Modern
3 Deconstructing Tradition: Picasso, Braque, Apollinaire, and Stravinsky
5 Modernism beyond Paris: German Expressionism. Alfred Stieglitz, Advent of Film
10 WWI: Its Antecedents and Aftermath; Dada; Russia: Deconstructivism and Revolution
12 Wilfred Owen and the Poets of WWI
17 Freud And the Surrealists
19 Modernist Literature: Woolf, Joyce and the Stream-of-Conscious narrative
24 Review
26 Exam 1
1 Between the Wars: The Great Depression in America; Regionalism in American writing; Frank
Lloyd Wright
3 Jazz Age: Watch Episode 3 of Jazz by Ken Burns. Answer sheet due at the end of class.
8 Germany between the Wars – Rise of Fascism; Modernist Architecture
10 Degenerate Art
15 The Golden Age of Cinema: The Studio System and Wartime Propaganda
17 College Night – Classes Cancelled
22 Film - TBD;
24 WWII and the Holocaust
29 Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Existentialism
31 Paper Due – (Existentialism con’t)
5 The New York School: Abstract Expressionism
7 Consumerism
12 Review
14 Exam 2
19 TBA
21 Student Presentations
26 Student Presentations
28 Happy Thanksgiving – No classes
3 Student Presentations
5 Student Presentations
Final Exam Thursday December 12 (5:00PM – 7:30PM)