Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Jun 19, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021
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ARTH 1171 - FWS: Nineteenth Century Europe in Twelve Works of Art


     
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

First-Year Writing Seminar.

A. Menevse.

This course follows the traces of the social, aesthetic, political, and economic transformations that made the nineteenth century “The Age of Revolutions” on the canvases of Courbet, Cassatt, and Ensor, the printing plates of Daumier, Toulouse-Lautrec and Vallotton, on the streets of Haussmann’s new Paris and in the spectacular pavilions of the World Expositions. Each week we focus on a major theme—mass culture, imperialism, orientalism, technologies of reproduction, fashion, capitalism, gender, urbanization, environmentalism, revolutionary struggles, and utopian imaginations—each unpacking one aspect of the complex legacy of the European 19th century. Though the course primarily follows the artistic and political developments in France, we will also discuss artworks and events from Belgium, Britain, and Germany and their political and social contexts.



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