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CLS4200

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Synopsis

The unit will show students how to turn literary structuralist theory into a workable tool of critical analysis. Structuralism and semiotics as critical systems will be traced back to their historic origins, the Russian Formalist school, C S Peirce and F de Saussure. The heritage and/or critique of structuralism in poststructuralism will be examined, with special emphasis on the work of Julie Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.

Assessment

Class paper/seminar paper (2,500 words): 20%
Essay (4,500 words): 50%
90 minute end-of-semester test: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

CRT4200