Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

HART 507 - MURDER AND MODERNISM

Long Title: MURDER AND MODERNISM
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: "Murder, George Orwell lamented in his 1946 essay "Decline of the English Murder," isn't what it used to be. Unlike what he calls "our great period in murder" - roughly 1850 to the beginning of the Second World War - contemporary murder has lost it aesthetic appeal. "There is," he writes, "no depth of feeling in it." This class will examine the modernist fascination with murder, asking not only why it became a topic of such particular interest to artists, writers, and filmmakers during this time, but what it can tell us about modernist aesthetics more broadly." Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 413. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 507 if student has credit for HART 413.