Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

HART 493 - WALTER BENJAMIN

Long Title: WALTER BENJAMIN, MEDIA & MODERNITY
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This seminar will examine the key theoretical writings on media and modernity by Walter Benjamin, one of the first twentieth-century critics to place new forms of visual experience and technology at the center of his understanding of modern life. The course will pay particular attention to Benjamin's writings on urbanism, film and photography, and the ways in which these relate to avant-garde practices such as Dada, Surrealism, and New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit). Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 593. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 493 if student has credit for HART 593.