British Modernism in the Early Twentieth Century


A seminar focusing on the development of modernism in England, from the creation of a British fauvist movement in 1910 to the advent of vorticism during World War I. Topics include Roger Fry and the Omega Workshops, J. D. Fergusson and the British fauvists, the vorticism of Wyndham Lewis, Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, and the criticism of vorticists T. E. Hulme and Ezra Pound. These movements studied in the light of political ideology, literary theory, and gender studies. Consent of instructor required. 3 units