Fall 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
The seminar will introduce students to some of the basic concepts of the humanities and interdisciplinary studies by investigation the nature of metropolitan cities. The modern city is by its very nature a multifaceted social space. Berlin, London, Paris, New York, and Chicago will provide our primary examples. We will read a wide range of writers, including sociologists, geographers, historians, and poets and will discuss representations of the city in art and film.
David Harvey, Paris Capital of Modernity (Routledge, 2006)
Michael Phillips, White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001 (University of Texas Press, 2006)
Carl Schorske, Fin de Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture (Vintage Books, 1981).
Judith Walkowitz, City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late Victorian London (University of Chicago Press, 1992).
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