TOPICS IN LIT. 1
2008/2009, Semester 2
University Scholars Programme (University Scholars Programme)
Modular Credits: --
The artistic innovations and intellectual responses to modernity presented by European and American Modernisation remain powerful, ambivalent, and challenging artefacts worthy of close study even today. By examining issues such as the catastrophe of World War I, the impact of urban life on the human psyche, and the rise of a mass culture, this modules aims to question the narrowly literary and artistic bases of previous conceptions of Modernism, and to offer instead a more interdisciplinary study that grounds Modernism in the material culture and reality of 19th and early 20th century European and American life.
Precludes other modules from the ULT2298(x) "Topics in Lit. 1" series.