Modernism and the Arts


This course places international modernism in an intermedial perspective, presenting it as a broad conversation among international artists across various art forms. In addition to reading major literary works by writers such as Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Joyce, Eliot, Kafka, Woolf, Wat, Babel, Rilke, Anand, Césaire, Lu Hsun, students will enhance their understanding of modernism through exposure to other art forms, such as painting (Matisse, Picasso, Marc, Kandinsky, Chagall, Schoenberg), sculpture (Rodin, Brancusi, Giacometti), music (Schumann, Débussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Gershwin), and film (Buñuel, Dali, Eisenstein, Vertov, Carné, Godard, Ruttmann, Cavalcanti, Vigo).
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTHIST 281S
  • GERMAN 282S
  • LIT 282S
  • ROMST 282S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring