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CLS4100 - Deleuze and Foucault

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Alison Ross

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

A brief survey of the common cultural and theoretical background of French philosophy in the twentieth century (through vitalism, structuralism, phenomenology, existentialism, psychoanalysis and Marxism) to contextualise the writings of Foucault and Deleuze. We will examine Foucault's writings on prisons and disciplinary power, the history of sexuality and epistemology and Deleuze's work on Nietzsche, Sacher von Masoch, as well as his collaborative writing with Felix Guattari.

Assessment

Essays (9000 words): 100%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

CRT4100

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