Dec 07, 2019  
2008-2009 University Catalogue 
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LAPI 929 - Age of the Masses: From Versailles to September 1, 1939

Focusing on the aftermath of WWI, looks at the period as one where the dissolution of old social orders led to the emergence of the crowds as catalysts in the tensions between liberalism, conservativism and socialism.  Students examine at essays, poems, films and listen to music. The most extensive part of the course, however, considers the work of three poets, Cesar Vellejo, W.H. Auden, and Bertold Brecht to analyze the ways in which each of these writers commented on central historical events, while exploring the tensions between art and wider social concerns, ultimately testing the humanistic assumptions inherent to all works of art against historical reality.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: LACR 102 and LACR 210

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs