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ARTS 2004 - Arts Masterclass: Visiting International Academics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week for 6 weeks
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: Major Project (60%) and Minor Project (40%)

This course has three main aims: following the recent work of Joseph North, to introduce students to the concept of literary criticism as cultural intervention, its history, and its possible relevance today; to identify, describe and discuss the diversely and variously problematic character of contemporary culture (under global neoliberalism); and to ask how and how far the work of the major living English-language novelist, J.M. Coetzee, might be positioned relative to contemporary culture by an `interventionist’ criticism. Lectures will be on six main topics: J.M. Coetzee, Neoliberalism and Democratic Culture (with particular attention to the philosophical and theoretical work of Giorgio Agamben and Saskia Sassen in the follow-up); Coetzee and Criticism as Intervention (with particular attention to the work of North and Simon During; Coetzee’s Self-Reductions (with particular attention to his autobiographical work); Coetzee and Impoverished Resources (with particular attention to The Life and Times of Michael K); Coetzee and the Refusal of Contemporary Theodicy (The Lives of Animals, Elizabeth Costello); and Coetzee’s Concept of Grace (with particular attention to the Coetzee’s last two novels). Seminars will look closely to the following texts, in order: Agamben, Homo Sacer; Sassen, Expulsions; North, Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History; During, Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations; Coetzee, Youth, The Life and Times of Michael K, The Lives of Animals, Elizabeth Costello and The Childhood of Jesus. Workshops will be on selected chapters and passages from these books.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25205 LE01 30 28 31 Jul - 4 Sep Wednesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22230 WR01 30 28 31 Jul - 4 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Ligertwood, 314, Flinders Room
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22231 SE01 30 28 1 Aug - 5 Sep Thursday 12pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 314, Flinders Room