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ASP764 - Psychoanalysis, Culture and Art

Offering information:

Offered in alternate years: 2015, 2017.

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:G Boucher
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course A750

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

From its inception, psychoanalysis has been centrally interested in cultural activities, and in analysing the provenance and function of cultural products. At the same time, psychoanalysis has also proved to be a major influence on culture - from the Surrealists to Jerry Springer. This unit aims to give students a general background to the uses and significance of culture for psychoanalysis; introduce students to a range of key psychoanalytic texts and concepts on these issues; introduce students to a range of cultural texts that have proved central in the development of psychoanalysis; enable students to assess and critically apply psychoanalytic concepts to cultural products.

Assessment

Two essays 2500 words each 50% each

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