Fall 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Roemer, Nils
Discipline and Number
HUMA 6300 Section 001
M Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities

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.

Required Texts:

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 Si├Ęcle 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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