This course explores the transformational effects of estrangement by pairing modern English literary and popular musical figures famous for their roles in reflecting and effecting radical social shifts. Questions of aestheticism, performance, audience response, fame, and influence will thread through five units. Godot and Glam: Beckett / Bowie Portrait and Punk: Joyce / The Clash Aestheticism and Alternative: Wilde / Morrissey Gender and GenX: Woolf / Lady Gaga Romance and Rap: Keats / Kendrick Students will then construct their own pairing for a class presentation and final essay. Satisfies the Twentieth Century and later requirement.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; BU IS; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; EL TC