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as of 9/23/2019

MODERNISM: TEXT AND SCREEN
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of New South Wales - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectFilm and Media Studies
Number & Suffix: 102
Full UC Title: MODERNISM: TEXT AND SCREEN 
Transcript Title: MOD:TEXT & SCREEN 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course provides a rich and panoramic survey of the early Twentieth Century’s most dynamic and aesthetically invigorating cultural movement. Moving back and forth between select cinematic and literary texts, the course opens pathways between these two critical Modernist media. It demonstrates how writers were adopting technical ideas from the new mechanical medium, even as artists and poets turned to the cinema to exploit its poetic capacities. Navigating a pathway though some of the most exciting avant-garde currents in Europe and America, the course blends primary documents with key critical materials in order to instill a thorough understanding of Modernist cultural forms. It also considers the phenomenon of vernacular modernism in mainstream Hollywood films, and interrogates both Hollywood’s popularisation of certain experimental features and its patronage of hungry writers in the Great Depression. The course is structured around three intensive modules: (1) Avant-garde Modernism in film and writing, (2) High Modernism, the moment of masterpieces, (3) Vernacular Modernism, the vulgate of modernity. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: MODERNISM:TEXT AND SCREEN 
Partner University Department: Fine Arts and Media 
Partner University Course Number: ARTS2036