HIST 124 SC - Paris and the Birth of Modernity in the Nineteenth-Century
Mid-19th-century Paris is widely regarded as the first "modern" city and the birthplace of the cultural innovations we now call "modernism." This course will attempt to understand these innovations by situating them in the context of the political, social, economic, and architectural transformation of 19th-century Paris. Among the topics to be considered are: Impressionist painting, the scientific novel, consumerism, sexuality, and sociology. In analyzing these topics, the course will draw upon theories of modernism from Walter Benjamin to Michel Foucault.
Course Credit: 1.0
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