EURO4102 Modern European Literary and Cultural Theory
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 4 elective
- Honours option in European Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- This unit is divided into six modules addressing leading movements and thinkers in European intellectual history drawn from French, German and Italian schools and including Marxist and post-Marxist criticism, psychoanalytical criticism, the Frankfurt School, existentialism, hermeneutics, structuralism and post-structuralism. It focuses on the application of important philosophical and conceptual models to literary and cultural texts also drawn from the European context. It locates literary 'theory' and 'history' in relation to European intellectual and cultural traditions, exploring important themes in European cultural history including, in particular, the relationship between artistic creation and the sociohistorical experiences of twentieth-century modernity.
- Students are able to (1) identify the leading movements and thinkers in European intellectual history; (2) apply important philosophical and conceptual models to literary and cultural texts drawn from the European context; (3) locate literary 'theory' and 'history' in relation to European intellectual and cultural traditions; and (4) analyse important themes in European cultural history.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an assignment; (2) a research essay; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Kati Tonkin
- Unit rules
- EURO7482 Honours Seminar 2 (European Studies)
- Contact hours
- seminars: 2 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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