Dada and Surrealism: Anarchy and the Alchemy of Desire

Dada was launched in 1916 in Zurich, and in 1924 the first Manifesto of Surrealism was published in Paris.

A century later their legacies are still significant. In this module we take an inter-disciplinary look at Dada in the context of the First World War, and then Surrealism in its heyday between the world wars, as it transcended Dada and sought to unify poetry, art, cinema, psychology and politics into an international revolutionary movement.

Course Lecturer: David Rice

David Rice has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Cultural Studies, and has taught at degree level in literature, psychology and film studies. For Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool he has taught courses on Romanticism, Female Gothic, Renaissance Occultism, and Psychoanalysis as well as Surrealism.  He and Dr. Kate O’Leary collaborate on the ‘Shakespeare on the Couch’ series.

Courses fees: Full fee £130/Concession £65

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