Course ObjectiveAfter 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 ContentThis 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 Methods4 seminar hours per week, in period 5 and 6
Method of AssessmentClass participation (10%); oral presentations (10 %) and written
LiteratureTo be announced.
Target AudienceThis is a core course for students in the Research Master Humanities,
specialization Literature and Contested Spaces.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. J.F. van der Meulen|
|Examiner||dr. J.F. van der Meulen|
dr. P.H. Moser
dr. J.F. van der Meulen
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