POETICS, AESTHETICS, PERFORMATIVITY

ENG4POE

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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. 

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
ReadingsTender ButtonsPrescribedStein, Gertrudeany edition
ReadingsAfterglow: A Dog MemoirPrescribedMyles, Eileenany edition
ReadingsUlyssesPrescribedJoyce, Jamesany edition
ReadingsThe Name of the RosePrescribedEco, Umbertoany 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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