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Fall 2020 Greek, Modern UN3935 section 001
HELLENISM&THE TOPOGRAPHICAL IMAGINATION
|Day & Time
|Method of Instruction||On-Line Only|
|Course Description||This course examines the way particular spaces—cultural, urban, literary—serve as sites for the production and reproduction of cultural and political imaginaries. It places particular emphasis on the themes of the polis, the city, and the nation-state as well as on spatial representations of and responses to notions of the Hellenic across time. Students will consider a wide range of texts as spaces—complex sites constituted and complicated by a multiplicity of languages—and ask: To what extent is meaning and cultural identity, sitespecific? How central is the classical past in Western imagination? How have great metropolises such as Paris, Istanbul, and New York fashioned themselves in response to the allure of the classical and the advent of modern Greece? How has Greece as a specific site shaped the study of the Cold War, dictatorships, and crisis?|
|Enrollment||15 students (25 max) as of 7:34PM Wednesday, February 24, 2021|
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