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ARTH 4458 Surrealism (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will explore twentieth-century crosscurrents in literature and art by examining the artistic works and the literary influences of the Surrealist movement. This movement was expressed in a revolution of forms and ideas drawing from psychology, African cultures and indigenous American cultures. In the process, as Jean-Paul Satre noted, the dominant European colonial tradition was "colonized in reverse." Six readings and artistic works will be chosen from but will not be limited to the following list: André Breton, Paul Eluard, Federico García Lorca, Octavio Paz, Alejo Carpentier, Salvador Dalí, and Max Ernst among others.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Claude Cernuschi and Elizabeth T. Goizueta

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: SPAN3324

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13