LITR 074F. A History of the Five Senses
This interdisciplinary course examines concepts of the sensory experience in a historical perspective. We ask if sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste are defined by cultural context. What are the implications of this contingency? Two crucial moments need attention: the Print Revolution and the Digital Revolution. What kind of new embodied beings are we becoming? Taught in English; and there is a 0.5 credit French Attachment for students reading in French (FREN 074A ).
Eligible for INTP, GLBL-Core
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Literatures in Translation
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/modern-languages-literatures
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