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Metaphor and Modernity
COL 118
Fall 2008 not offered

This course will look at various literary, historical, and philosophical texts, taking metaphor as a starting point to consider modernity. Modern rhetoric, from philosophy to physics, elicited calls for both the elimination and elaboration of metaphor in different disciplines, and even when metaphor remained indispensable, it was approached with an even greater skepticism. At the same time, though, metaphors helped explain the new sciences, new technologies, and new cultures that forever changed the way we saw the world. Critical readings include Aristotle, Locke, Baudelaire, Nietzsche, Benjamin, Jameson, and Derrida; literary readings, including both fiction and poetry: Dickens, Melville, Yeats, Eliot, Stevens, Kafka, Woolf, Joyce, Stein, and Barth.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Speaking & Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on AUG-13-2022
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