May 30, 2023  
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARH 295-02 - Special Topic: First World War in Art and Literature

4 credits (Spring)
The First World War was a momentously violent, destructive, but also transformative event, industrialized and mechanized to a degree, previously unimaginable. A generation of writers and artists struggled with the formal, intellectual, emotional, and ethical problems of representing their personal experience of it, and with giving the war meaning - or  addressing its apparent meaninglessness. Modernist art and literature were to some extent responses to this problem. Examine questions of history and individual memory, and the limits of visual art and modern warfare.

Prerequisite: ARH 103 
Instructor: Mackenzie