Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 12 hours – 4 x 3 hour seminars |
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Admission into 101AA Ph.D.- Arts or DR-PHILART Doctor of Philosophy in Arts.
|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
CoordinatorDr Mark Nicholls, Prof Veronique Duche
Melancholy is an affliction associated with fear and fertility, madness and genius, manic creativity and aphasic stupor. A "sacred disease", from its original diagnosis in antiquity, melancholy has been characterized throughout history by its deep ambiguity and by the breadth of its influence over a range of expressions of thought and art. This subject will explore the different meanings of melancholy, from antiquity to the present day, in four major creative fields: literature, film, music and visual art. Taught by internationally published and recognised experts on the topic, this subject will involve students in rigorous discussion and analysis of core written, visual and music texts. Participation in the subject will engage students in preparatory reading, an expert-guided floor talk at the National Gallery of Victoria, a film screening and a music master class. Student familiarity with one or more of the four fields is desirable but by no means essential.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
1. One 2,500-word essay (100%), due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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The subjects will contribute, through teaching and discussion with academic staff and peers, to developing skills and capacities including those identified in the University-defined Graduate Attributes for the PhD, in particular:
|Links to further information:||http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/graduate-studies/research|
Doctor of Philosophy - Arts |
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