Modernity, Modernism, and the Modern

Faculteit University College Groningen
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode UCGHU306
Vaknaam Modernity, Modernism, and the Modern
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Modernity, Modernism, and the Modern
Leerdoelen 1. Students will learn to analyse and interpret works responding to the intellectual traditions of modernism, modernity, and the modern.
2. Students will employ peer-reviewed sources to research, formulate, and analyse the rich tangle of ideas that comprise the contested inheritances of modernity.
3. Students will conduct their own primary research to assess the means by which ideas about modernity, modernism, and the modern manifest within a contemporary milieu.
Omschrijving Despite their shared etymological root (from the Latin modo, for ‘just now’), the words ‘modernity’, ‘modernism’, and the ‘modern’ all refer to distinct, but overlapping, notions within the history of ideas.

In this course, students will read both deeply on subjects ranging from literature, media, history, and art & architecture. In so doing, students will:
a) develop a clear sense of the degree to which these three ideas were and remain deeply contested; and
b) reflect upon their own position and inheritance within this lush intellectual genealogy.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Journal Club
Toetsvorm Group Project, Presentation
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. R.M. Wittingslow
Docent(en) dr. R.M. Wittingslow
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Modernism: The Lure of Heresy Peter Gay 978-0393333961 ca. €  21,00
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Year 3) - semester II b keuze