HON 338 - The Modern Period (4)

This seminar attempts to clarify the characteristically "modern" ways of defining and shaping reality through an examination of significant intellectual and imaginative works of our century, especially the "classical modern" period (1890-1950). What dominant insights do we inherit from living in (or just after?) an era which has self-consciously called itself "modern"? Works of fiction are synthesized with readings selected from the physical and social sciences as well as the humanities. Offered every Spring.