ENGL 7786 T.S. Eliot & Walter Benjamin (Spring: 3 )
In this class, we will focus on two giants of European modernism: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) and Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), who, during the early decades of the twentieth century, struggled to construct the (literary and political) future out of the ruins of the past. Topics of discussion will likely include the politics of (difficult) art; the role of technology in modern life; and the possibility of historical representation.
Instructor(s): Robert Lehman
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17