Modern Humanities Syllabus
Spring 2021

Humanities 304
Section 01 [HUM]
Spring 2021
MWF 1:10 – 2:00
Humanities / Foreign Languages
SLN 04157
Zoom

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 20 — Introduction and Disorientation; L’Après-midi d’un faune.
Read the Course Description, and my own Work Tips.
January 22 — Music: Late 19th Century to Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky.

January 25 — Art: Late 19th Century, Expressionism (MD), Fauvism (KF), Ashcan (LF).
January 27 — Kafka; Colette, Chéri.
January 29 — Art: Cubism (CU), Orphism (HC), Futurism (SFZ), Dada (DT).

February 1 — Metropolis.
February 3 — Colette, The Last of Chéri.
February 5 — Metropolis.

February 8 — Metropolis.
February 10 — Art: Bauhaus (), École de Paris (KR), Art Deco (BI).
February 12 — Music: Schoenberg, Bartok.

[February 15 — St. Nixon Holy Day. No Class Whatsoever.]
February 17 — Art: Concrete Art (), Social Realism (), Surrealism (KB) & Dali.
February 19 — Sartre, No Exit.

February 22 — Jazz and Electronic Music.
February 24 — Sartre, The Flies.
February 26 — Art: Art Brut (), Existential (BF), Organic Abstraction (), Kinetic (CC).

March 1 — Camus, The Plague.
March 3 — Review & Writing Advice.
March 5 — Midterm Exam & Essay.

March 8 — Camus, The Plague.
March 10 — Beckett plays.
March 12 — Robbe-Grillet, Jealousy.

March 15 — Art: Kitchen Sink School (TO), Assemblage (), Funk Art (YVA).
March 17 — Music: New Virtuosity, Cage.
March 19 — Pop Culture.

March 22 — Minimalism in Music, Riley In C, Glass, Koyaanisqatsi.
March 24 — Pop Art (EA), Fluxus (KO), Op Art (EE).
March 26 — Dance (LP); Fashion (Total Class Collaboration).

March 29 — Churchill, Top Girls, Act I.
March 31 — Minimalism (ZB), Conceptual Art (), Body Art (KA), Installation ().
April 2 — Churchill, Top Girls, Acts II & III.

April 5 — Postmodernism (); Performance Art (EK), Laurie Anderson.
April 7 — Earth Art (BW), Site Works (), Super-realism (SA), Video Art (ZT).
April 9 — Late-Century Music: Scott, Daugherty.

April 12 — Churchill, This Is a Chair.
April 14 — Sound Art (), Disposable (), Digital (), Internet Art ().
April 16 — High-Tech (GB), Kinetic Architecture ().

April 19 — Food (TR).
April 21 — Review.
April 23 — End-of-Semester Exam.

April 26 — Final Essay Due.
April 28 — Optional Zoom: What I Did on My Summer Vacations.
April 30 — Optional Zoom: Wrap-Up Extra-Credit Option due.