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Anke Finger, Everyday Modernism.

Monday, April 18, 2016
2:15pm – 3:30pm

Storrs Campus
Austin 301

Everyday Modernism: The Senses and Barriers to Public Discourse (multi-media project. A project funded by the Public Discourse Project for University of Connecticut faculty. This project adds to a broadened understanding of human communication and public discourse that includes not just linguistic and visual media, but also the body, sensory perception and aesthetics. Specifically, the project investigates a pivotal turning point in media and cultural history by reinvestigating the traditional avant-gardes (Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism) on the basis of the ‘ordinary’ or the ‘everyday’. Based on the scholarship of Madalina Diaconu, Yuriko Saito, Caroline Jones, Cecilia Novero, and others, the purpose is to uncover an everyday aisthetic within avant-garde movements and to expose and examine those senses, those modes and media of perception that, in a long aesthetic and philosophical tradition, have been marginalized: the senses of taste, touch and smell.


Public Discourse Project (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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