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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 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)Millicent Vladiv-Glover


Previously coded CLS3420


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'.


Seminar paper (1500 words): 25%
Essay (2000 words): 45%
Test (60 minutes): 30%
Third-year students will be expected to read more complex critical texts and to write a less descriptive and more self-reflective essay

Contact hours

2.5 hours (1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Comparative literature and cultural studies