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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Alison Ross


Previously coded CRT5100


A reading of selected texts of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. The unit has three parts.

  1. The common cultural and theoretical background of French philosophy in the twentieth century.
  2. The last writings of Foucault, those he describes as 'genealogy', his writings on prisons and disciplinary power, and his writings on the history of sexuality.
  3. Deleuze's 'rhizomatic writings', concentrating on Nietzsche, Sacher von Masoch and A Thousand Plateaus.


Essay (9000 words) OR Two essays (4500 words each): 100%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week