Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate certificate, diploma or fourth year honours in English, cultural studies, or gender studies.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Students who have previously completed 106-403 Reading the Subject: Freud/Fiction/Lacan are not eligible to enrol in this subject.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject provides an introduction to Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory and its critical applications to the interpretation of twentieth-century literary, cinematic and television texts. Structured as an investigation into both psychoanalytic and fictive representations of different kinds of ‘subject’ in the modern and postmodern periods (e.g., the Oedipal subject, the hysterical subject, the schizophrenic subject, the colonial subject, the subject of looking, etc.), it examines psychoanalysis’s contributions to defining and interpreting such subjects and their desires, together with some of the challenges and criticisms that the psychoanalytic tradition has attracted in both fiction and theory.
Students who complete this subject will:
|Assessment:||A class paper presentation of 1000 words 10% and an essay of 4000 words 90% (due at the end of semester). Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved formal extension will be penalised at 2% per day.|
A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
Cultural Studies |
English and Theatre
Screen and Cultural Studies
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