Rapid advances in technology, a volatile economy, interventionist foreign policy, and the widening gap between rich and poor in the United States are among the trends that prompted turn-of-the-21st century pundits to announce the start of a "new" Gilded Age. In this course about the first Gilded Age, we shall study developments in American visual culture from Appomattox (1865) to the Armory Show (1913), looking in particular at how the growth of the mass media affected cultural practices and institutions.
In this course students will be expected to engage in the critical analysis of works of art and literature as cultural texts, studying in particular the modes and circumstances of production and reception.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ARST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Alan Trachtenberg, The Incorporation of America (2007) ISBN 978-0809058280.
Other readings will be available on E-Reserves or on-line databases.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two quizzes; two short papers; research paper. There will be a mandatory field trip to New York City scheduled on a Saturday.
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|Instructor(s): Milroy,Elizabeth Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 8||SO: 4||FR: 0|
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