Art and the Modern World
Artists are the antennae of the race--Ezra Pound. In the 1920s, artists were the first people to realize that the world had changed forever as a result of the Great War. Music, visual arts and literature all reflected the "modern world." Shocking to many, the works of post-war artists eventually became part of the American social fabric.
"The world broke in two in 1922 or therabouts." --Willa Cather (dominance of urban, secular America, decline of family authority, mass culture).
HW: You and a partner will Video Record one Pre-War & one Post-War piece of literature (see handout on Lit)