units

ATS3406

Faculty of Arts

Skip to content | Change text size
 

print version

Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Notes

Previously coded CLS3025

Synopsis

Readings, in English, of 19th century Russian, German, French and English fictional texts in the context of the Realist poetics, with special emphasis on the relationship of Realism and Capitalism (Modernity). Using Foucault's concept of 'genealogy of history', the course will analyze the representation of capitalist or 'modern' society and investigate the portrayal of modern subjectivity through psychoanalytic concepts (hysteria, repression).

Objectives

On completion of the course, students will:

  1. be familiar with the theoretical concept of 'genealogy' as well as the discourse from which it originates;
  2. understand the concept of Capitalism (Modernity) in a historical and cultural perspective;
  3. be able to apply these concepts in an analysis of the 19th century fictional texts studied and
  4. be able to 'read' these texts critically, in a theoretical and historical perspective, as well as demonstrate an awareness of their intertextuality
  5. be familiar with the theoretical concept of 'genealogy' as well as the discourse from which it originates;
  6. understand the concept of Capitalism (Modernity) in a historical and cultural perspective;
  7. be able to apply these concepts in an analysis of the 19th century fictional texts studied and
  8. be able to 'read' these texts critically, in a theoretical and historical perspective, as well as demonstrate an awareness of their intertextuality
  9. Students taking the unit at third-year level will be expected to demonstrate that they have read more widely in both the prescribed texts and the recommended theoretical texts on the course.

Assessment

Written work (2,700 words): 60%
Exam (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

European and European Union studies
Comparative literature and cultural studies

Prohibitions

ATS2406