Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Modern Humanities Syllabus

Humanities 304
Section 01 [HUM]
Spring 2020
MWF 1:10 – 2:00
Humanities / Foreign Languages
SLN 03335
CUE 418
Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 10:00 – 11:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu
 


HUMANITIES
IN THE MODERN WORLD


 

January 13 — Introduction and Disorientation; L’Après-midi d’un faune.
Read the Course Description, and my own Work Tips.
January 15 — Music: Late 19th Century to Debussy to Stravinsky.
January 17 — Art: Late 19th Century, Expressionism, Fauvism, Ashcan.

[January 20 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day.]
January 22 — Colette, Chéri.
January 24 — Art: Cubism, Orphism, Futurism, Constructivism, Dada.

January 27 — Metropolis.
January 29 — Colette, The Last of Chéri.
January 31 — Metropolis.

February 3 — Art: Bauhaus, École de Paris, Art Deco.
Febuary 5 — Metropolis.
February 7 — Music: Schoenberg, Bartok.

February 10 — Sartre, No Exit.
February 12 — Art: Concrete Art, Social Realism, Surrealism & Dali.
February 14 — Sartre, The Flies.

[February 17 — St. Nixon Holy Day.]
February 19 — Beckett plays.
February 21 — Jazz and Electronic Music.

February 24 — Art: Art Brut, Existential, Organic Abstraction, Kinetic.
February 26 — Writing Advice.
February 28 — Review.

March 2 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
March 4 — Robbe-Grillet, Jealousy.
March 6 — Art: Kitchen Sink School, Assemblage, Funk Art.

March 9 — Music: New Virtuosity, Cage.
March 11 — Pop Culture.
March 13 — Other Concerns.

[March 16 – 20 — SPRING BREAK.]

March 23 — Minimalism in Music.
March 25 — Pop Art, Fluxus, Op Art.
March 27 — Churchill, Top Girls, Act I.

March 30 — Churchill, Top Girls, Acts II & III.
April 1 — Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Body Art, Installation.
April 3 — Glass, Koyaanisqatsi.

April 6 — Postmodernism; Performance Art, Laurie Anderson.
April 8 — Super-realism, Earth Art, Video Art.
April 10 — Late-Century Music: Scott, Daugherty.

April 13 — Churchill, This Is a Chair.
April 15 — High-Tech, Sound Art, Disposable, Digital, Internet Art.
April 17 — Office Hours.

April 20 — Fashion; Review.
April 22 — End-of-Semester Exam.
April 24 — Up-To-Date.

April 27 — End Game.
April 29 — The Future and Wrap-Up.
May 1 — Finale.