COMPLIT 731 - Seminar in Literary Movements and Periods
Section: 003 Theories of the Avant Garde
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In this course, we will read a wide range of documents and critical essays related to the question of the avant-garde in twentieth-century artistic, literary, and social movements. We will examine the various sources and contexts of the concept of the avant-garde, and trace its dynamic global movements and local expressions. All readings will be in English, but participants will be encouraged to undertake research that may engage materials written in a different original language.

A central component of the seminar is for the participants to develop a preliminary research project during the semester. This will involve bibliographical research, presentations, and the development of a research paper.

Evaluation will be based on regular and active class participation, contributions to discussion through CTools, and progress toward a research project.

COMPLIT 731 - Seminar in Literary Movements and Periods
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001 (SEM)
Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
002 (SEM)
M 2:30PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
Th 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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ISBN: 0816610681
Theory of the Avant-Garde, Author: Peter Burger ; translation from the German by Michael Shaw ; foreword by Jochen Schulte-Sasse., Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 5. print. 2004
ISBN: 9780822307266
Five faces of modernity : modernism, avant-garde, decadence, kitsch, postmodernism, Author: Ca?linescu, Matei., Publisher: Duke University Press 1987
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