Course Catalog - 2015-2016



Long Title: DADA
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: Inaugurated against the calamitous backdrop of the First World War, "Dada," the artist Francis Picabia claimed, "smells of nothing, it is nothing, nothing, nothing." This seminar will examine the aesthetics of shock and nihilism (literally, 'nothingness'), developed by Dada in six cities: Zurich, Berlin, Colgne, Hannover, New York, and Paris. For each lecture Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings. They will write an annotated bibliography of all these readings to be turned in at the end of the semester. We will meet for an additional every two or three weeks to discuss interpretive and methodological problems and ideas associated with the readings. Graduate Students will be expected to complete all the requirements of the class in addition to writing a substantial research paper due at the end of the semester. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 386. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 586 if student has credit for HART 386.