POETICS, AESTHETICS, PERFORMATIVITY

ENG4POE

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the literary, screen and performing arts. Its terms (poetics, aesthetics, and performativity) refer to some of the most influential ideas in arts practice and theory today, turning on questions such as: how are meanings made in text or performance? Are meanings carried in narrative only, or does aesthetic form also shape what meanings a text or film or performance can carry? How are concepts such as meaning and knowledge made and contested in the arts? What possibilities are there for the arts today to unsettle and destabilise received ideas of the world and bring about a 'revolution in feeling'?

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Ravenscroft

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA or AHCA or AHMS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUlyssesRecommendedJoyce, Jamesany edition
ReadingsMrs DallowayRecommendedWoolf, Virginiaany edition
ReadingsOthelloRecommendedShakespeare, Williamany edition

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. A knowledge of concepts central to understanding contemporary theories of poetics, aesthetics and performativity

Activities:
Written work that demonstrates knowledge of the relevant concepts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

02. Knowledge and understanding of a range of critical and theoretical texts studied in the subject,

Activities:
Written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

03. Knowledge of academic citation and referencing protocols.

Activities:
Written work that conforms to the proper academic protocols of citation and reference.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing

04. The capacity to put this knowledge and understanding to effective use in the course of the development of the student's argument.

Activities:
Written work that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the relevant criticism and its effective mobilisation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

05. To write cogent and well-structured essays that mobilise students' reading and understanding of the relevant texts.

Activities:
Written work with clear argumentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Ravenscroft

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 4,000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 4,000-word essat50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05