Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Chicago, 1893-1955
Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Chicago, 1893-1955 will explore Chicago’s vital contribution to the modernist movement, with particular attention given to literature and the visual arts. We will explore Chicago’s distinct literary and artistic culture as well as the city’s connections to other modernist metropoles. We will consider the dominant styles and guiding aesthetics that characterize Chicago from the turn of the century through the aftermath of the Second World War, asking how Chicago’s cultural output during these decades is connected more broadly to transatlantic modernism.
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