POETICS, AESTHETICS, PERFORMATIVITY

ENG4POE

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The key terms of this subject (poetics, aesthetics, and performativity) refer to some of the most influential ideas in arts practice and theory today. Central to these ideas are questions such as: how are meanings made in a literary, filmic or dramatic text? Are meanings carried in narrative alone, or does aesthetic form also shape what meanings a text 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"? This subject introduces students to these ideas through a range of texts, including modernist and postmodernist examples.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWritten work that demonstrates knowledge of the relevant concepts.Written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills.Written work that conforms to the proper academic protocols of citation and reference.Written work that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the relevant criticism and its effective mobilisation.Written work with clear argumentation.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA or AHCA or AHMS

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Name of the Rose

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AuthorEco, Umberto

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Afterglow: A Dog Memoir

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AuthorMyles, Eileen

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Ulysses

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AuthorJoyce, James

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Tender Buttons

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AuthorStein, Gertrude

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. A knowledge of concepts central to understanding contemporary theories of poetics, aesthetics and performativity
02. Knowledge and understanding of a range of critical and theoretical texts studied in the subject,
03. Knowledge of academic citation and referencing protocols.
04. The capacity to put this knowledge and understanding to effective use in the course of the development of the student's argument.
05. To write cogent and well-structured essays that mobilise students' reading and understanding of the relevant texts.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 4,000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 4,000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5