Fall 2005 Course Offerings
ECS2 330/COM 321 Communication and the Arts: Median and Literature
This course is devoted to the relationship of print journalism to literature in the modern era, and it will draw upon theoretical texts and (mostly) European novels. It will focus in particular on the emergence of a media reality, on the individual responsibilities of the journalist, and on the formation of a social self through mass media and through elite fictions.
Professor Eileen Reeves
MW 1:30 – 2:50
**ECS 370/GER 370/ART 332 Weimar Germany: Painting, Photography, Film
The visual arts in Germany during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933). Works of art, cinema, and literature in historical context. Topics include: modernism and modernity; Expressionism, Dada, New Objectivity in painting, photography, cinema, and literature; historical conditions of bodily experience and visual perception; emergence of new artistic and technological media; expansion of mass culture; place of politics in art; experience and representation of metropolitan life; changes in the conceptualization and representation of individuality, collectively, embodiment, race, class, gender, sexuality.
Professor Brigid Doherty
TTh 1:30 – 2:50
Film W 7:00 – 9:00
**This course will count as credit for ECS 209 in academic year 2005-06.