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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 430 (IL) Global Modernisms (3) A comparative investigation of global Modernisms, with an emphasis on the relations between modernism, modernity, and modernization.

CMLIT 430 Global Modernisms (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course explores and reassesses, comparatively, the ironies, conundrums, paradoxes, and the self-defying and self-engendering strategies of Modernism's relentless activity as aesthetic movement and as complement to modernity. Readings from theoretical texts and literary works across cultural contexts, international traditions, and linguistic frontiers.

Students will learn how to do critical analyses of written texts, and how to analyze and write about the history of aesthetic and particularly literary modernism and the concepts of modernism, modernity, and modernization. Students will leave the course as better critics of literary work and with an increase ability to perform literary and cultural analysis that relies on a solid grasp of relevant historical and theoretical contexts. Grading will involve a combination of class discussion, writing assignments, and exams, depending on class size and instructor preference.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: 3 credits in literature

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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