Introduction to Modernism

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About Course

The Objectives of the course are:

  • To introduce students to basic concepts of Modernism
  • To give students an understanding of modernist aesthetics and its rejection of earlier realist modes of representation in art
  • To introduce students to the historical context of Europe of the early 20th century
  • To introduce students to notions of subjectivity, self-consciousness : defining characteristics of the modernist artist
  • To help students make logical connections among literature, art and culture.
  • And finally, to guide students to analyze the political pretensions of Modernism.

What Will You Learn?

  • After successful completion of this course a candidate would be able to :
  •  Understand the relations between societal modernity and Aesthetic modernism
  •  Have more clarity about the emergence of modernist movement in Europe
  •  Understand the cultural change that swept across Europe in the first half of the 20th century
  •  Make a critical assessment of 20th century EuropeanCulture

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction to Modernism (Copy 1)

  • Introduction (Copy 1)
  • Words, Words Modernism, Modernity and Postmodernism (Copy 1)
  • Modernism and LIterature (Copy 1)
  • Quiz on Chapter One (Copy 1)

Module 2- Modernist Movements and Cultural Traditions (Copy 1)

Module 3: The Modernist Work (Copy 1)

The Modernist Work – Session 01 (Copy 1)

The Modernist Work:Session 2: Ulysses (Copy 1)

The Modernist Work: Session 03: The Waste Land (Copy 1)

Module 4 : The political dilemma of Modernists (Copy 1)
The Modernists were caught in the conflict of political ideologies; one privileging notions of collective interest over individual interest and another promising individual freedom for all under liberal democracy. Watch this lecture after reading pages 80-87 of the book.

Live Class (Copy 1)

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