The Next New Now: The Performance of Culture from Romanticism to Punk

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Next New Now
Spring 2024
Taught By: Royd Climenhaga Word
Section: A

CRN: 14811

Credits: 4

This course traces the impact of popular performance and audience engagement on Modernist and avant-garde movements across the arts since the late nineteenth century. The path is roughly chronological, identifying the conditions of Modernism throughout the period, with an emphasis on artistic expression as a means of articulating social concerns, and with a constant eye on our own placement in contemporary culture. We will study the individualist influence of the Romantic poets in the nineteenth century, the role of cabaret and vaudeville during massive cultural shifts at the turn of the century, new media platforms (recorded sound, radio and film) in the Jazz Age of the 1920s and '30s, and the counter-cultural Beat, Psychedelic, and Punk movements of the 1950s-70s. The course aims to develop students' critical abilities through discussions of primary and secondary texts and artworks that bring to life key ideas of artistic Modernism through the lens of performative practice. This upper-level course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:24am EDT 4/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024