Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Modern World Humanities
Syllabus — Spring 2022

Humanities 304
Section 01 [HUM]
Spring 2022
MWF 1:10 – 2:00
Humanities / Foreign Languages
SLN 03407

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 12 — Introduction and Disorientation; L’Après-midi d’un faune.
Read the Course Description, and my own Work Tips.
January 14 — Music: Late 19th Century to Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky.

[January 17 — Holiday.]
January 19 — Art: Late 19th Century, Expressionism (KW), Fauvism (BG), Ashcan (JN).
January 21 — Kafka; Colette, Chéri.

January 24 — Art: Cubism (SH), Orphism (CB), Futurism (IS), Dada (SR).
January 26 — Metropolis.
January 28 — Colette, The Last of Chéri.

January 31 — Metropolis.
February 2 — Art: Bauhaus (SH), École de Paris (YPR), Art Deco (BM).
February 4 — Metropolis.

February 7 — Art: Concrete Art (MM), Social Realism (HS), Surrealism (TM) & Dali.
February 9 — Sartre, No Exit.
February 11 — Music: Schoenberg, Bartok.

February 14 — Jazz and Electronic Music.
February 16 — Sartre, The Flies.
February 18 — Art: Art Brut (), Existential (), Organic Abstraction (SC), Kinetic (DL).

[February 21 — St. Nixon Holy Day.]
February 23 — A Few Additional Bits, Review.
February 25 — Writing Advice.

February 28 — Midterm Exam &Essay
March 2 — Beckett plays: Krapp’s Last Tape, That Time.
March 4 — Art: Kitchen Sink School (DD), Assemblage (), Funk Art ().

March 7 — Robbe-Grillet, Jealousy.
March 9 — Music: New Virtuosity, Cage.
March 11 — Other Modern Trends.

[March 14 – 18 — Spring Break. Optional Extra Credit: Camus, The Plague.]

March 21 — Minimalism in Music, Riley In C, Glass, Koyaanisqatsi.
March 23 — Pop Art (SH), Fluxus (), Op Art ().
March 25 — Minimalism (), Conceptual Art (JJ), Body Art (JP), Installation ().

March 28 — Churchill, Top Girls, Act I.
March 30 — Postmodernism (); Performance Art (CB), Laurie Anderson.
April 2 — Churchill, Top Girls, Acts II & III.

April 4 — Earth Art (AC), Site Works (), Super-realism (), Video Art ().
April 6 — Late-Century Music: Scott, Daugherty.
[April 8 — Conference.]

April 11 — Sound Art (BG), High-Tech (), Disposable (), Digital (JJ), Internet Art ().
April 13 — Churchill, This Is a Chair.
April 15 — Kinetic Architecture (JN), Food (AS & Total Class Option).

April 18 — Dance (); Fashion (Total Class Collaboration).
April 20 — Review.
April 22 — End-of-Semester Exam.

April 25 — Final Essay Due.
April 27 — Optional Zoom: What I Did on My Summer Vacations.
April 29 — Optional Zoom: Wrap-Up Extra-Credit Option due.