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CRT4100

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Alison Ross

Synopsis

A reading of selected texts of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. The unit has three parts.

  1. The common cultural and theoretical background of French philosophy in the twentieth century.
  2. The last writings of Foucault, those he describes as 'genealogy', his writings on prisons and disciplinary power, and his writings on the history of sexuality.
  3. Deleuze's 'rhizomatic writings', concentrating on Nietzsche, Sacher von Masoch and A Thousand Plateaus.

Assessment

Essay (9000 words) OR Two essays (4500 words each): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Unit Cancelled for this semester

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week