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?
The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 2)Wesleyan University
About this Course
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE MODERN AND THE POSTMODERN (PART 2)
Excellent course. Well constructed and well presented. Really enjoyed learning about a subject I previously only knew the name of!
surprised by the focus on literature, art and architecture
teacher does good job of explaining concepts and reviewing-summarizing
THE most interesting lecturer I have found in recent times.
Wonderfully enlightening approach to the subjec.
A very good way to start thinking about our times. I learned a lot about authors and reflected much during the course. Was really worth every class!
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