Oct 17th 2016

The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 2) (Coursera)

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This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change. Are we still in modernity, or have we moved beyond the modern to the postmodern?


Week 1: Course Pages

Week 2: Intensity and the Ordinary: Sex, Death, Aggression and Guilt

Week 3: Intensity and the Ordinary: Art, Loss, Forgiveness

Week 4: The Postmodern Everyday

Week 5: From Critical Theory to Postmodernism

Week 6: Paintings II

Week 7: Postmodern Identities

Week 8: Late-term Review

Week 9: Postmodern Pragmatisms