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This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Usually 12.5 points of first year English.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject explores some of the tensions in the project of the European Enlightenment by examining a series of literary and other texts which articulate its dark side or the areas of life which are not amenable to enlightened reason: slavery, sexuality, sentimentality, madness, revolution, and war. Rather than thinking of the Enlightenment as primarily a philosophical project, it analyses its social embedding in the form of codes of polite conduct and an ideology of the sovereign subject. The texts studied in the subject call this ideology into question in one way or another: by overt subversion, by exposure of contradictions, by exploration of the non-rational, or by an excessive attachment to enlightened norms.
|Assessment:||A written essay of 1500 words 40% (due mid-semester); a written essay of 2500 words 60% (due at the end of the semester). A hurdle requirement of a 10-minute oral presentation in class by each student is required in order to pass this subject.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Prescribed Texts:A subject reader with additional texts by Kant, Addison and Steele, Mozart and Cook will be available from the University Bookshop.Discourses on Method (Descartes) Robinson Crusoe (Defoe), Norton Sentimental Journey (Sterne), Penguin Classics Rameau's Nephew (Diderot), Penguin Classics Sorrows of Young Werther (Goethe), Penguin Classics Justine (Sade), Grove Press The Interesting Narrative (Equiano), Penguin Classics Reflections on the Revolution in France (Burke), Penguin Classics Mysteries of Udolpho (Radcliffe), Oxford World Classics Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (Recommended Reading: Habermas) The Order of Things (Foucault) Slavery and Social Death (Patterson)|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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