Units of Study

WMST6904 - Modernism, Modernity and Modern Culture

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Catherine Anne Driscoll
Phone: +61 2 9036 9503
Email: catherine.driscoll@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit examines ideas about the modern and modernity as they continue to impact on contemporary cultural analysis. Beginning with post-Enlightenment philosophy, we will consider a range of roughly twentieth-century ideas we have come to identify with 'modernity', 'modernism' and 'postmodernism'. The unit focuses on how these concepts are used in a wide range of academic disciplines and other cultural fields, including popular culture, media, practices of museums and galleries, literature, philosophy, and the social sciences.

Assessments

2x seminar presentations, written + oral (30%) and 1x5000wd final research paper, developed from a presentation (70%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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