CI 101Q. "Vienna 1900"
Freshman Seminar Fall 2017
The decades around the turn of the twentieth century marked the end of the centuries’ old Habsburg dynasty. Vienna, its capital, was the locus of a great ferment in European culture in this era of political and social disintegration. Fin-de-siècle Vienna was simultaneously the city of Freud, Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele, Mahler, Strauss, Schönberg, Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, Wittgenstein, Herzl, Boltzmann, and Mach. Study of this urban microcosm provides us an intriguing introduction to cultural modernism manifested in the physical sciences, in psychology, in art and music, and in the politics of both anti-Semitism and Zionism.
Take a ride on the tram! (1911)