The Birth of the Modern: 1905 to 1925 (Remote)

Daniel Melnick
Emeritus Professor, English, Cleveland State University
Mondays, October 26 - November 30
2 - 4 p.m. EDT

In this course, we will study the remarkable breakthroughs across the arts and sciences in the first several decades of the twentieth century. The paradigm shifts in each field during this period are exemplified by Freud's theory of unconscious motivation, Picasso's cubism, the advent of perspectivism in modern fiction, and Einstein's theory of relativity. The course will cover fascinating and significant examples from painting and music, fiction and poetry, and philosophy and science

Readings: Kolocotroni, Goldman, and Taxidou (editors), Modernism - An Anthology of Sources and Documents (used copies from $15)

This seminar-style course has limited enrollment to allow small group discussion.

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