Core Course Contesting Spaces

2019-2020

Course Objective

After successfully completing this course, students will:

- have acquired a working knowledge of key theories for the focus of
this Research Master specialisation;
- be able to critically engage with these theories both on a
philosophical level and in their analyses of literary works;
- be able to present their analyses in oral and written form.

Course Content

This core course in the Research Master Track Literature and Contested
Spaces explores the relations between literature and contested space by
taking Ovid's Art of Love and his Metamorphoses as a starting point.
Both texts were foundational yet often disruptive (and highly political)
treatises of desire.

Ovid’s ironic language of love, his rhetoric of the body and its erotic
potential of violence – through a combination of military and religious
imagery – shaped and haunted sexual and ethical discourses in the West.

In this course students will examine, from various theoretical
perspectives, how authors and readers of ancient, medieval, and modern
'transgressive' literature engage(d) with changing conceptions of the
self, the body and erotic life.

Teaching Methods

4 seminar hours per week, in period 5 and 6

Method of Assessment

Class participation (10%); oral presentations (10 %) and written
assignments (80%).

Literature

To be announced.

Target Audience

This is a core course for students in the Research Master Humanities,
specialization Literature and Contested Spaces.

General Information

Course Code L_AAMPALG011
Credits 9 EC
Period P2+3
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. J.F. van der Meulen
Examiner dr. J.F. van der Meulen
Teaching Staff dr. P.H. Moser
dr. J.F. van der Meulen

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar