Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
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Total Time Commitment:
2 contact hours/week, 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
European Studies students wishing to enrol in this subject would normally have completed 37.5 points of second/third-year European Studies.
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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.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Students in a pure Honours course in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish are normally expected to enrol in this subject, unless they have been exempted by the course coordinator.
This subject provides an introduction to the central topics and problems raised in European Critical Theory in the period from 1968-2000. It aims not merely to introduce the concepts, but to demonstrate how these concepts can be operationalised in methods of analysis. The topics to be considered will include, amongst others: the author, text/context/frame, formal methods and materialist/historical concerns, discourse, the reader, the subject deconstruction. Theorists contributing to our understanding of these topics will include: Barthes, Eco, Derrida, Foucault, Bakhtin, Benjamin, Kristeva, Spivak.
By the end of the subject, students will have learned how to read theoretical writing. They will have learned how any particular theoretical orientation allows us to ask questions that we would not ask otherwise. They will have learned that a 'theory' is not merely a set of ideas, but a technical instrument for analysing language-based cultural objects such as literature, and they will have learned how to engage in such analyses and to evaluate their outcomes.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Spanish and Latin American Studies
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