Towards European Modernism (EURO*2200)
Code and section: EURO*2200*01
Term: Winter 2020
Instructor: M. Irvine
This course explores major trends in European culture in the context of political and social events. Topics studied include major political events and their significance for culture (e.g. bourgeois liberalism, revolts in the mid 19th century, World War I and its aftermath), thinkers who have shaped the 20th century (e.g. Nietzsche, Freud), avant-garde movements and innovation in the arts and letters (e.g. impressionism, futurism, expressionism, surrealism).