Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Modern World Humanities Syllabus
Spring 2024

Humanities 304
Section 01 [HUM]
Spring 2024
MWF 1:10 – 2:00
Humanities
SLN 04804
Avery 8

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 8 — Introduction and Disorientation; L’Après-midi d’un faune.
Read the Course Description, and my own Work Tips.
January 10 — Music: Late 19th Century to Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky.
January 12 — Art: Late 19th Century, Expressionism (MP), Fauvism (NR), Ashcan (AS).

[January 15 — Holiday.]
January 17 — Kafka; Colette, Chéri.
January 19 — Art: Cubism (CA), Orphism (AW), Futurism (AW), Dada (JS).

January 22 — Metropolis.
January 24 — Colette, The Last of Chéri.
January 26 — Metropolis.

January 29 — Art: Bauhaus (JW), École de Paris (BB), Art Deco ().
January 31 — Metropolis.
February 2 — Art: Concrete Art (), Social Realism (), Surrealism (LR) & Dali.

February 5 — Sartre, No Exit.
February 7 — Music: Schoenberg, Bartok.
February 9 — Art: Art Brut (), Existential (DV), Organic Abstraction (), Kinetic (). [Zoom.]

February 12 — Sartre, The Flies.
February 14 — Jazz and Electronic Music.
[February 16 — No Class.]

[February 19 — St. Nixon Holy Day.]
February 21 — Writing Advice.
February 23 — Review. [Zoom.]

February 26 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]
February 28 — Art: Kitchen Sink School (), Assemblage (AK), Funk Art (AR). [Zoom.]
[March 1 — No Class.]

March 4 — Beckett plays: Krapp’s Last Tape, That Time.
March 6 — Robbe-Grillet, Jealousy.
March 8 — Music: New Virtuosity, Cage.

[March 11 – 15 — Spring Break.]

March 18 — Pop Art (NK), Fluxus (), Op Art ().
Minimalism in Music, Riley In C;
March 20 — Minimalism in Music; Riley, In C: Glass, Koyaanisqatsi.
March 22 — Minimalism (), Conceptual Art (), Body Art (), Installation ().

March 25 — Postmodernism (); Performance Art (), Laurie Anderson.
March 27 — Churchill, Top Girls, Act I.
March 29 — Earth Art (MB), Site Works (), Super-realism (), Video Art ().

April 1 — Churchill, Top Girls, Acts II & III.
April 3 — Late-Century Music: Scott, Daugherty.
[April 5 — Conference.]

April 8 — Sound Art (VF), High-Tech (), Disposable (), Digital (), Internet Art ().
April 10 — Dance (NR); Fashion (Total Class Collaboration).
April 12 — Kinetic Architecture (), Food (Total Class Option).

April 15 — Churchill, This Is a Chair.
April 17 — Review.
April 19 — End-of-Semester Exam.

April 22 — Final Essay Due.
April 24 — Optional Zoom: What I Did on My Summer Vacations.
April 26 — Optional Zoom: Wrap-Up Extra-Credit Option due.