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Literature and Phenomenology: De Sade, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Tolstoy (6 points)


Leader: Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: A study of four seminal authors whose works have transformed European aesthetics and European literature in a fundamental way: De Sade, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche and Tolstoy. The investigation (through the thought of Deleuze, Merleau-Ponty and psychoanalysis) into the phenomenological aesthetics of the set of authors will lead to a revision of the concept of literary 'realism'.

Assessment: Seminar paper (1500 words): 25% + Essay (2000 words): 45% + Test (60 minutes): 30%

Contact Hours: 2.5 hours (1.5 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial) per week

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