Fall 2003 Course Offerings
ECS 209/HUM 209 Professors Maurizio Viroli and Patrick J. Deneen
" Cultural Interpretation"
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the foundations of political rhetoric and to study the rhetorical structure of classical works in political theory and political speeches.
MW 11 am - 11:50 am Precept TBA
ECS 330 Professor Harold Foster
Communication and the Arts: The First Pop Age
We will follow avant-garde artists, critics, and filmmakers as they confront a postwar culture variously labeled "Pop," "spectacular," or "consumerist." How did they describe its object-world? With what new kinds of representations did they respond? What might we learn from Pop experiments about current transformations in media and subjectivity? Figures to include Reymer Bahham, and Richard Hamilton, Roland Barthes and JeanLuc Godard, Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter.
M 1:30 - 4:20
ECS 331/COM 341 Professor Anthony Grafton
Communication and the Arts: Books and Their Readers
This course will offer an intensive introduction to the history of the making, distribution and reading of books in the West, from ancient Greece to modern America. By examining a series of case studies, we will see how writers, producers, and readers of books have interacted, and how the conditions of production and consumption have changed over time.
Th 1:30 - 4:20
HLS 361/ECS 361 Constanze Güthenke
Special Topics in Modern Greek Civilization: Europe and Greece: Between East and West
In this course we will explore evolving conceptions of Europe. We will study how the cultural and territorial borders of Europe have been defined, taking Modern Greece (from the eighteenth century to the present) as our reference point. Greece is a country poised precariously between East and West, in literature and history. We will ask how images of Europeanness have developed and we will focus on the role played by literature in this process, both in staking out familiar territory and creating new grounds.
W 1:30- 4:20 p.m.