This course is a general introduction to the cultural, intellectual, and political landscape of England, Europe, and Russia at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, as fin-de-siècle decadence gave way to the ‘Great War’ we now know as World War I, as well as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. What led to this period of violent upheaval? How do political movements such as anarchism, fascism, and Marxism both resemble each other and differ? What prompted experiments in art and architecture such as Dada, Surrealism, Cubism, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco? How did the film industry begin? Through independent reading, guided reading, lectures, and in-class discussion, you will acquire a substantial introductory knowledge of the cultural, intellectual, and political history of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century England, Europe, and Russia.