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ASP764 - Psychoanalysis, Culture and Art

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Offered in alternate years: 2015, 2017.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:G Boucher



Students must be enrolled in course A750

Incompatible with:



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.


Two essays 2500 words each 50% each

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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