Ten week course
The Age of isms: Literary Modernism in Europe and America
Modernism was a period defined by radical thinking, boldly proclaimed in manifestos and expressed through a variety of different art forms. Within literature, pre-conceived notions of narrative and syntax were challenged, characters were developed using insights drawn from psychology, and poets explored the visual representation of their words on the page. As boundaries were extended, new isms were born. Through following the development of Modernist literature in Europe and America, this course will compare the changes in the written word to the changes occurring within art, architecture, music and film.
Cubist tenement building at Neklonova No. 30, Prague.
Designed by Josef Chochol.
Fallingwater, Pennsylvania a house designed by
Modernist architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Shukhov Tower on the west bank of the Oka River,
central Russia an example of Constructivist
architecture designed by Vladimir Shukhov.