ENG 6 Modernism.

Examines the intellectual and cultural movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries commonly called modernism. In the visual arts, modernism marks the progression from natural representation to abstraction, best shown in the transition from the French impressionists to the cubists. In the literary arts, especially poetry and fiction, modernism moves from the realists and naturalists to the symbolists and imagists, and on to the fugitives and ironists. By taking these courses, you observe the significance of changes in attitude toward experience that are revealed in the transition from an external and objective outlook and expression to a more internal and subjective outlook and expression.

1. ENG 142 Life and Thought in American Literature: Civil War to World War II (3) (MPF), or
ENG 133 Life and Thought in English Literature: 20th Century (3) (MPF); and

2. ENG 283 Modern Poetry (3), or
ENG 345 British Modernism (3), or
ENG 354 American Literature, 1914-1945 (3); and

3. ART 486 Art of the Late 19th Century (3), or
ART 487 Art of the Early 20th Century (3), or
HST 332 Age of Dictators: Europe 1914-1945 (3), or
RUS/ENG 256 Russian Literature in Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov (3)

Note: Not open to majors in the Department of English. Majors in the departments of Art, History, or Russian must select a course outside their department of major at the third level.

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