Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students should be able to:

  • Recognize and identify avant-garde artists & writers based on characteristic forms, styles, and subject matter;
  • Read avant-garde texts critically, identifying formal patterns, compositional strategies, and thematic concerns;
  • Contextualize and historicize the texts they read;
  • Read literary theory and criticism effectively, identifying core ideas, structures of argumentation, and motivations.
  • Understand, find, generate, and use metadata;
  • Research and write for an educated, public audience;
  • Conduct a literature review of an avant-garde author, text, or movement;
  • Design and create a digital work of scholarship that conveys the significance and relevance of a particular avant-garde writer or practice to users in a dynamic, innovative way.