This course examines how the idea of “the modern” develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change. Are we still in modernity, or have we moved beyond the modern to the postmodern?
Intensity and the Ordinary: Sex, Death, Aggression and Guilt
Intensity and the Ordinary: Sex, Death, Aggression and Guilt Part I
Intensity and the Ordinary: Sex, Death, Aggression and Guilt Part II
Intensity and the Ordinary: Art, Loss, Forgiveness
Intensity and the Ordinary: Art, Loss, Forgiveness Part I
Intensity and the Ordinary: Art, Loss, Forgiveness Part II
First Writing Assignment
The Postmodern Everyday
The Postmodern Everyday Part I
The Postmodern Everyday Part II
Second Writing Assignment
From Critical Theory to Postmodernism
From Critical Theory to Postmodernism Part I
From Critical Theory to Postmodernism Part II
Third Writing Assignment
Postmodern Identities Part I
Postmodern Identities Part II
Fourth Writing Assignment
Late-term Review Part I
Late-term Review Part II
Postmodern Pragmatisms Part I
Postmodern Pragmatisms Part II
Fifth Writing Assignment
Extra (Optional) Writing Assignment
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