In the article, The Liberal Arts are Dead: Long Live the Liberal Arts The author David M. Whalen gears this argumentative article towards the liberal art supporters, and towards those who oppose against it and believe that liberal arts are not important. This article is argumentative because the author goes back and forth explaining the thoughts about liberal arts from both points of view. The benefits of allowing both perspective and thoughts in the article is to show that there is contrast dealing with liberal arts and a person can choose for themselves on which side to agree with. Giving the reader a choice to understand both sides of a debate leads to a person becoming more interesting in knowing more about the argument.
Society began to change as the ideas of classical liberalism took hold. Social classes began to die away while a class structure based on wealth began to emerge. Classical liberalism valued the individual as unique and encouraged more economic opportunities. It valued private property and economic freedom. Under classical liberalism, people had greater opportunities to become wealthy and join a higher economic
Misinterpretations When people are different and feeling cut off in a certain society, they cope in different ways. Some people become lonely and sad. Others may become delusional and see things that they think are real, but are truly a misrepresentation of the reality around them. In Katherine Mansfield’s short story “Miss Brill” we see that one person’s misinterpretations of her reality can lead her to pure unhappiness and misery in the society in which she lives.
Martha Nussbaum has experiences in writing about education related topics such as liberal education, already publishing a book called „Cultivating Humanity”. However her inspiration to write her book entitled “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities” came from a person of the Spencer Foundation named Mike McPherson but also because of the fact that she was resident fellow at the foundation. In addition to this, her association with the Cambridge school in Weston, Massachusetts helped her by giving her optimism in what type of education she wanted to defend in her book. ( xii )
In today’s society, many people choose to not work hard in school and become dropouts. But does their academic failure really define their personal value? Failure is not always a bad thing, we can always learn from our failures and prevent it from happening again. Many people have the same ideas and their work really inspired a lot of people. For example, the author Mary Sherry uses parallel structure and personal experiences in her essay “Praise of the F Word” to show that failing is not always a bad thing, and when I relate to my own failures, I felt the powerful mood within her essay.
Introduction The scholarly discussion concerning ideas related to history and the novel proved to be of a particular interest to postmodern critics and writers who usually reflect such ideas in their works. This scholarly discussion forms the background of my research, for the book on which my research is based, is a representation of the postmodern fictional-writings on history. Don DeLillo as a postmodern writer depicts, in his novel Libra, the President John F. Kennedy’s assassination but at the same time he blurs the lines between this real event and the fictional world in which it is presented to create a new reality out of it.
In our everchanging world dominated by technology, many education systems have emphasized courses in the science and mathematics departments to adapt students to the next generation world while leaving the humanities behind. While some may argue this move is logical, many educators believe that the arts and humanities are important to us due to the fact that without them we wouldn't be able to explore an entire range of experiences and emotions, resulting in an empty miserable life and society. As Dean Robert R. of the McCormick School of engineering wrote “Arts and humanities are vital to this new world. The primary reason: without a grounding in these fields, an entire range of human experiences and emotions will forever be invisible to us.
In this essay i will be defining the art historical perspectives of the methods formalism, iconography and social history of art and their aims. I will be discussing if art can just be aesthetically pleasing or must there always be a political and social meaning/inspiration behind it. I will be doing a detailed analysis of The Large Blue Horse(1911) by Franz Marc using the method formalism to show that not all artwork needs to be observed using various methods since not all art works have social/political meaning/inspiration. I will be detailing how The Large Blue Horses(1911) is just aesthetically pleasing and only needs the method formalism to understand it. I selected The Large Blue Horses(1911) by Franz Marc because the the way he used bright colours, curved line and his subject matter is horses not humans, it has no reference to world war 1 which was a few years away from when he finished his painting and tension was already being felt and other artists were reacting to it through their art.
Less is Bore Modernism movement had transformed with the clear ambition of improving people’s lives, however, it was in direct conflict with the spirit of 70s. For example, modernist architects aimed to find the perfect building that could serve any person, any function, and in any location. The clean lines on architecture of modernism was basically directed to be a perfectly engineered blank canvas for life. The people of the 70s, however, viewed modernist architecture as an oppressive, one-size-fits-all solution to the richly varied complexities of life. Furthermore, characteristics of modernist (rejecting historicism and ornamentation) have pushed both designers and architect to create building and design with the exact opposite characteristics
One of the approaches that have helped in the reassessment of the methodologies employed for knowledge gathering in art history has been the literary theory of New Historicism. New Historicism is based on the idea that literature should be studied and interpreted within the context of both the history of the author and the history of the critic, because both the author and the critic are guided by the conventions of his time in which they are working. One of the key texts that introduced New Historicism to art history was Michel Foucault’s essay on Diego Velazquez’s Las Meninas (1656), which drove home the point of ‘representation’ in an art work. This essay provided a critique on the interpretative methods most commonly used in art history,