ENG210 LEC04

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Published on 28 Sep 2011
School
UTSG
Department
English
Course
ENG210Y1
Lecture 4
- General History: Classical, Medieval, Modern, Post-Modern (1880?)
- Art History: Classical, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque,
Neo-Classical, Romantic, Realism, Modernism
- AH Modernism (mid-19th century) ≠ GH Modernism (14th-15th century)
- Post-Modern – refers to fundamental historical change in culture
oConsumer rather than productive culture
- Categories of fundamental experiences for us which determine who we are in the
world are Self, Time, & Space
- Post-modernism has to do with style – breaks down central authority and opens
up to multiple possibilities (like anti-art)
- Clarity of self, time, & space no longer there from idea of representation which
disintegrates
- Time is relevant to your speed of light
oTime slows down – time does not move the same in other parts of universe
- Space is a container
- GH and AH words may mean the same but refer to different things (time)
- Greatest invention of modernism is democracy
- High-modernism – refers to an artistic movement which began around 1905-1940;
period which articulated by Gertustein (sp?)
- Pilgrim’s Progress:
- A tradition of allegorical writing. On one level, it is systematic abstraction, and on
another level, it is a figurative representation of systematic abstraction
- Represents experience of world as 2D where the figures are limited to ideas
- English civil war has to do with devolution of authority
oPresbyterians believed one (the individual) had to come to terms with God
in his own ground
Individual’s soul has to come to terms with God on its own
- Bunyan wrote the book in jail after being converted (went to jail for trying to
spread the gospel/evangelize) – Pilgrim’s Progress is based on Bunyan’s personal
experience as a Christian
oRelationships he had as a Christian are not abstract, but based on real
human experience
oDialogue could come from humans
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General history: classical, medieval, modern, post-modern (1880?) Art history: classical, romanesque, gothic, renaissance, mannerism, baroque, Ah modernism (mid-19th century) gh modernism (14th-15th century) Post-modern refers to fundamental historical change in culture: consumer rather than productive culture. Categories of fundamental experiences for us which determine who we are in the world are self, time, & space. Post-modernism has to do with style breaks down central authority and opens up to multiple possibilities (like anti-art) Clarity of self, time, & space no longer there from idea of representation which disintegrates. Time is relevant to your speed of light: time slows down time does not move the same in other parts of universe. Gh and ah words may mean the same but refer to different things (time) High-modernism refers to an artistic movement which began around 1905-1940; period which articulated by gertustein (sp?) On one level, it is systematic abstraction, and on another level, it is a figurative representation of systematic abstraction.