You don’t have to read these pdfs, but if you want to acquire a better understanding of a very vexed concept you could do worse than consult them:
The shorter article (4 pages) is from the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences: ModernityIESS
The second article is from the Encyclopedia of Social Theory: modernityEST
Both of these encyclopedias are available in electronic format through the library.
Hey, let’s put Macklemore to two uses: 1) “Wings” as a life narrative with a broader social critique (HUM470) AND 2) as a pop commentary on the commodity fetish (HUM415)
Select a descriptive passage from the novel– one offering a sustained example of verbal imagery which we have not discussed before– and analyze it in light of the text as a whole. What does the imagery tell us about the novel’s characters and diegesis?
A Roman copy of the original bronze statue, thought to have been cast by Leochares, now on display in the Vatican. Here is a close-up of the head:
The full sculpture was damaged– penis and both forearms broken off– though subsequent copies restored these elements, some artists going so far as to provide the Apollo with a fig leaf to cover his genitals.
Brit. /ədˈvɛn(t)ʃə/ , U.S. /ədˈvɛn(t)ʃər/
Etymology: < Anglo-Norman aventur, aventour, Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French aventure, also (with remodelling after the Latin etymon) adventure (French aventure ) destiny, fate (11th cent.), chance event, accident (end of the 11th cent.), chance, fortune, luck (beginning of the 12th cent.), adventurous activity, especially as undertaken by knights (late 12th cent.), risk, peril (c1170), military expedition (15th cent.), in Anglo-Norman also marvel, wonder (last quarter of the 12th cent.), mishap, misfortune (late 12th cent.; end of the 13th cent. or earlier in specific sense ‘death of a person by accident’ (compare misadventure n. 2)) < an unattested post-classical Latin form *adventura , use as noun (reinterpreted as feminine singular) of classical Latin adventūra , neuter plural of future participle of advenīre to happen (see advene v.); compare post-classical Latin adventura (also aventura ) casual profit, lost or wrecked goods, jousting (from 13th cent. in British and continental sources), risk (in trading) (from 13th cent. in British sources), accidental death (from 14th cent. in British sources), which shows a later formation modelled on the forms in various vernacular languages.
Don’t forget to consult the pdf in the reading schedule of enslaved people of African descent. These images are a form of biography that we should consider in relation to Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, and Solomon Northup.
The paper prompts are up on the page titled “Papers” above. Please address any questions to the comment section of that page.