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.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

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.