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ENGL 4914 Advanced Topic Seminar: Aesthetic (Re)Turns (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

In this interdisciplinary course, we will examine the dawn of modern aesthetics, its transformation into a "philosophy of art," its apparent destruction at the hands of Marxist and Post-Structuralist critics, and its contemporary rebirth. Topics to be addressed will include: the move from subjective claims about taste to objective claims about beauty; the relationship between aesthetic experience and political activity; and the so-called "end of art." This course should be of interest to students of literature, music, visual art, and philosophy.


Instructor(s): Robert Lehman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13