The Cultures of American Modernism (EASM100)

30 credits

This module aims to examine the various and multiform characteristics of American modernism from 1910 to 1945. US Modernism, broadly defined, developed in opposition to, and in dialogue with, several phenomena of modernity: newly-national forms of social and economic integration (and exclusion); new models of perspective and experience emerging from psychology, philosophy, and the visual arts; regional tensions; a productive ambivalence towards a technologically and economically innovative mass culture; and new political discourses that were rapidly altering understandings of sex, gender, class, and nationhood.