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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
What is "modern"? What is "primitive"? How can one tell the difference? This course will examine the complex conjuncture of art, literature, anthropology and colonialist racism in the early decades of the twentieth century, from Cubist painting to surrealism. Of central concern will be the figure of the "fetish" in its economic, psychic and artifactual dimensions and also the richly paradoxical position of artists and thinkers of color caught in the nexus of "primitivism" and "modernism." Authors may include Pablo Picasso, Jospehine Baker, Lydia Cabrera, Claude McKay, Levy-Bruhl, Joseph Conrad, Langston Hugues, André Breton, Pierre Mabille, Wifreo Lam, Leopold Senghor.
When Offered Fall.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Comments Core Course for COML Majors.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- W Goldwin Smith Hall 236
Core Course for COML Majors. Limited: to 15 students
Disabled for this roster.