URBS244 - METROPOLIS:CULTR OF CITY

An exploration of modern discourses on and of the city. Topics include: the city as site of avant-garde experimentation; technology and culture; the city as embodiment of social order and disorder; traffic and speed; ways of seeing the city; the crowd; city figures such as the detective, the criminal, the flaneur, the dandy; film as the new medium of the city. Special emphasis on Berlin. Readings by, among others, Dickens, Poe, Baudelaire, Rilke, Doeblin, Marx, Engels, Benjamin, Kracauer. Films include Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Tom Tykwer's Run Lola Run.
Arts & Letters Sector (all classes)
Comparative and Theoretical Dimensions
Section 401 - LEC
MW 1000AM-1100AM
MACLEOD, CATRIONA
MCNEIL BUILDING 286-7
Section 402 - REC
F 1100AM-1200PM
BREITKOPF, FLORIAN
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3N1H
Section 403 - REC
F 1200PM-0100PM
BREITKOPF, FLORIAN
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3N1H
Section 404 - REC
F 0100PM-0200PM
WILLIAMS HALL 305