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Fall 2022 Comparative Literature: Slavic GU4011 section 001
Experimental Cultures

Call Number 15966
Day & Time
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors Aleksandar Boskovic
Christopher Caes
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This seminar course will provide a punctual survey of trends and figures in the experimental cultures of East Central Europe.  Formations include the avant-gardes (first, postwar, and postcommunist); experimental Modernisms and Postmodernisms; alternative film, media, and visual culture; and formally inventive responses to exceptional historical circumstances.  Proceeding roughly chronologically from early twentieth to early twenty-first centuries, we will examine expressionist/surrealistic painting and drama; zenithist hybrid genres such as cinépoetry and proto-conceptualist writing; mixed-media relief sculpture; post-conceptual art; experimental and animated film; and avant-garde classical music.  In terms of theory, we will draw on regional and global approaches to artistic experimentation ranging from Marxist and other theories of value through discourses of the body and sexuality in culture to contemporary affect theory.  The course will be taught in English with material drawn primarily from Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.  Each session will include a lecture followed by discussion.
Web Site Vergil
Department Slavic Languages
Enrollment 7 students (25 max) as of 8:03AM Saturday, August 13, 2022
Subject Comparative Literature: Slavic
Number GU4011
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223CLSL4011W001

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