21L.709 Studies in Literary History: Modernism: From Nietzsche to Fellini

As taught in: Fall 2010

Painting by Paul Klee, 1921. Tale à la Hoffmann, Watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper.

Tale à la Hoffmann. Watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper. (Image courtesy of wikipedia.org.)




Dr. Howard Eiland

Course Description

How do literature, philosophy, film and other arts respond to the profound changes in world view and lifestyle that mark the twentieth century? This course considers a broad range of works from different countries, different media, and different genres, in exploring the transition to a decentered "Einsteinian" universe.