ROMS 3750

ROMS 3750

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

In 1849, Théophile Gautier described Bohemianism as "love of art and hatred of the bourgeois."  For almost two centuries, between Montmartre in Paris and Greenwich Village in New York, passing through Munich, Vienna, Milan, and Buenos Aires, Bohemianism expressed an aesthetic and political revolt against the capitalist ethics of work, sexual conformism, repressive order, and the conventions of academic art.  Its representatives were young people whose precarious life took place in the margins of these great cities.  Artists, writers, and political conspirators were the heroes of this fragmented and highly unstable avant-garde.  This course will retrace the main steps of Bohemianism, from Murger and Courbet to Dada and surrealism, from The Masses to the Beatniks and the Punk movement of the 1970s.  Karl Marx,  André Breton, Walter Benjamin, John Reed, Claude Cahun, Hannah Arendt, Allen Ginsberg and other thinkers will help us to explore this vast intellectual and aesthetic landscape.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2075

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15870 ROMS 3750   SEM 101