Hotel and Modern Experience
In this course we will examine the hotel as a quintessentially modern social and cultural space. Sex and love, death and crime, money and leisure, and architecture and commerce find a special "home away from home" in the hotel, a quality that has inspired the cultural imagination for generations. Theories by G. Simmel, S. Kracauer, and Th. Veblen will help explain the complex dynamics between time, space, and money underlying the hotel's special aura. By “reading" real and fictional hotels in the arts and media (E. Hopper, Th. Mann, A. Hailey, St. Zweig), we will show the hotel's complex significance as a symbol of modern life. 3 hrs sem.
- Spring 2013
- McCardell Bicentennial Hall 438(MBH 438)
- 1:30pm-2:45pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 11, 2013 to May 13, 2013)
- Bettina Matthias
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- EUR LIT SOC
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