In “Challenge of Modernity” we have read groundbreaking works that ask us to rethink the way we look at the world. We have examined controversial paintings and sculptures and pondered what the artists were trying to say. In choosing a work to add to the Modernity curriculum, I considered what we discussed in class and thought of what I'd read or seen that dealt with similar issues. While rereading my notes on Nietzsche, I was strongly reminded of one of my favorite movies: Dead Poets Society. Not only does this movie deal with issues of Modernity, it examines the classroom, the roles of teacher and student, and what should be taught and how to teach it. It is for these reasons that I suggest Dead Poets Society be added to the Modernity curriculum.
"Issues of Modernity in Dead Poets Society,"
Colgate Academic Review:
Vol. 6, Article 5.
Available at: http://commons.colgate.edu/car/vol6/iss1/5