Theory of Avant-Garde: East & West, 1890-1930

SAME AS DRLIT-UA.0295 & ARTH-UA.0850001

Theory and practice of the European avant-garde in art and literature, 1890-1930. General cultural and historical approach to the avant-garde, with close readings of some of its key productions. Topics: cubism, Italian futurism, Russian cubo-futurism, imagism and vorticism, Dadaism, constructivism, and surrealism. Stresses aesthetic, historical, and political interconnections beIdentical to V29.0841, V41.0730. Offered every other year. 4 points. Theory and practice of the European avant-garde in art and literature, 1890-1930. General cultural and historical approach to the avant-garde, with close readings of some of its key productions. Topics: cubism, Italian futurism, Russian cubo-futurism, imagism and vorticism, Dadaism, constructivism, and surrealism. Stresses aesthetic, historical, and political interconnections between the Russian avant-garde and the West. Readings are in English, but comparative literature majors are encouraged to read works in the original language.

Course Information

RUSSN-UA 841

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

1
Boris Groys
MW: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 194M 203