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Fall 2013
Oct 03,2022
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LIBS 663 - THE HUDSON RIVER AND MODERNIZATION OF AMERICA
The Hudson River is an American landmark of great historical, cultural, and artistic significance, and has aptly been called "America's River." This course focuses on the Hudson in the 19th century, when the river was simultaneously a commercial thoroughfare, a tourist destination and the scene of dramatic technological, industrial, and environmental changes, all the while celebrated for its iconic natural beauty. A number of major literary and artistic figures who lived and worked near or on the Hudson River witnessed and often produced works in response to the great economic, social and industrial changes that marked the river during the 19th century. These include writers Washington Irving and John Burroughs, and artists Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Sanford Gifford, and others who comprise what came to be called the "Hudson River School." In focusing on both the history of the Hudson region and the 19th century and the various representations of the river produced during this time, this course treats the Hudson as a site through which a central humanistic question can be examined: how does our material and imaginative relationship to the natural world change as we transform that world through development and use? The course is run as a workshop in the National Endowmentt for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture program and is available only to those who have been selected to particpate in the workshop. Permission of Instructor.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Liberal Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MLS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Non-Degree-MALS
      Graduate Liberal Studies

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