04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R
Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008
Section Information for Spring 2018
This seminar will examine the emergence of the modern metropolis in Europe and the U.S. between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. How do we conceptualize and theorize the modern city? How does a city's social and cultural history assume material dimensions? How can we recuperate past experiences and understandings of the city through urban representations, both written and visual? We will focus on a unique context each week, including Paris, London, Vienna, Berlin, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. We will examine literature, prints, photographs, and films alongside historical texts, to address themes such as public health and hygiene, architecture and urban planning, technology, spectacles, nature, gender, and class. Over the course of the semester, students will conduct parallel investigations into other modern cities of their choice.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.