Adventures of the Avant-Garde

COLT 1813O S01 [CRN: 23892]

In the early years of the twentieth century, a series of artistic movements rippled across the Western hemisphere, exploding conceptions of art and culture while reconfiguring international relations. This course explores those movements, from their predecessors (Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé), through overlapping –isms (Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, Vorticism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism), to avatars in the Americas. In keeping with the avant-garde's cross-pollinating spirit, we study texts from a variety of traditions, forms, and genres: from poetry through prose to manifestoes, from painting and photography to film, music, and dance, touching on questions of translation and translatability between languages, cultures, and art-forms. Enrollment limited to 20.
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Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
12:00 am - 12:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
05 (May 15, 2014 2:00pm)