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ENGL 4906 Advanced Topic Seminar: Futures Past: Time and History in Modernism (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

In this class, we will examine how modernist novelists, poets, filmmakers, and philosophers struggled to master or to escape the past, how these struggles resulted in modernism's creative representations of time and history, and how these representations continue to influence our contemporary understanding of artistic innovation and political transformation. Texts to be discussed will most likely include works by Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Henri Bergson, Sergei Eisenstein, T. S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Virginia Woolf.

Instructor(s): Robert Lehman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17