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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - 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
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Millicent Vladiv-Glover


Previously coded CLS4200


The unit will show students how to turn literary structuralist theory into a workable tool of critical analysis. Structuralism and semiotics as critical systems will be traced back to their historic origins, the Russian Formalist school, C S Peirce and F de Saussure. The heritage and/or critique of structuralism in poststructuralism will be examined, with special emphasis on the work of Julie Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.


Class paper/seminar paper (2,500 words): 20%
Essay (4,500 words): 50%
90 minute end-of-semester test: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week