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ATS4267

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCentre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Andrew Benjamin

Notes

Previously coded CLS4225

Synopsis

The development of hermeneutics from a theory and practice of textual interpretation to a theory of understanding the work of Heidegger, Gadamer and Habermas. Its application in the study of literature and history in the work of Hirsch, Betti, Ricoeur and Jauss. Issues include the conflict between subjectivity and objectivity, the dialectics of the foreign and familiar, the recognition of the new, the role of language and the function of tradition in understanding, the universality of hermeneutics as a theory of cognition and its impact on the social sciences.

Assessment

Two seminar papers (1000-1500 words each): 20%
Research essay (6000 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions