03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR
Section Information for Spring 2019
This course will examine the emergence of the modern metropolis in Europe and the U.S. between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. How do we conceptualize and theorize the modern city? How does a city's social and cultural history assume material dimensions? How can we recuperate past experiences and understandings of the city through urban representations, both written and visual? We will investigate a range of contexts, including Paris, London, Vienna, Berlin, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C. We will be examining literature, prints, photographs, and films alongside historical texts, to address themes such as public health and hygiene, architecture and urban planning, technology, spectacles, nature, gender, race, and class. Over the course of the semester, students will conduct parallel investigations into other modern cities of their choice.
View 3 Other Sections of this Course in this Semester »