ROMS 6866

ROMS 6866

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Focusing on a range of theories and practices from the historical avant-gardes (futurism, surrealism, constructivism) and their political cognates (fascism, capitalism, communism) to the 21st century's pervasively intermedial environments and digital economies, this seminar will explore the development of avant-garde formations in Europe and the Americas, the transnational flows, "creative disruptions," and increasingly "planetary" circulation of such formations, and the ways avant-gardes both are shaped by and respond to technological, economic, and political forces. Situating the aesthetic and political question of avant-gardes in relation to genre and media theory, philosophy of language, postcoloniality, and critical theory, we will place in conversation such figures as Agamben, Benjamin, Bolaño, Breton, Bürger, Butler, Cha, Derrida, Glissant, Goldsmith, Jameson, Kittler, Moretti, Nancy, NourbeSe Philip, Rancìere, Rankine, Spivak, and Zizek.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6866GERST 6866

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17723 ROMS 6866   SEM 101