To do the course evaluation for the class, which I would very much appreciate, please follow this link: https://uw.iasystem.org/survey/195843 I’d appreciate your remarks and your thoughts on the course!
Just today NYT’s Ross Douthat has a provocative piece on the decline of Humanities in higher education that provides another context in which to think about what we are doing and studying in class. It was prompted by a recent
Tre Johnson’s Rolling Stone article PBS interview with Tre Johnson on video Context “Jim Crow” imagery Michael Jackson/Martin Scorsese’s “Bad” video (1986)
Rage Against the Machine’s version, with video by Ivan Zeljkovic: Bruce Springsteen’s original version: Background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_of_Tom_Joad_(song) The Whitmanian ethos behind Langston Hughes’s poetry and Childish Gambino’s video can also be traced in these reworkings of the narrative of Tom Joad,
Here’s the podcast with some scholars talking about Sturm und Drang, one of the contexts for Schiller’s argument about Aesthetic Education:
We will be meeting in Thompson 101 Monday. I’m told this will be cooler, though I am not sure there will be air conditioning. Here’s the location of the building, room 101. See you there at 220p!
Serendipity! The Center for Imagination and Science at ASU has published their electronic text of Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), FRANKENBOOK, to celebrate the bicentennial of the work. It has the full text with annotations by contemporary scientists and scholars, as well
For those of you that are curious about the hundreds or years we skipped over, here is a link to Richard Kearney’s chapters on the ideas of imagination circulating prior to the humanist revolution we are engaging in class inaugurated
There are no textbooks for the class that will be purchased through the bookstore. There are readings, however, that you must have and are required: a Course Reader, available at EZ Copy N Print and Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein (1818)
This is the course website for CHID110 The Problem of Imagination: Aesthetic Education in the 21st Century, Summer 2018. We’ll be using this site to organize the seminar and communicate about readings, session plans, and projects. […]