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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF3161 Death, Desire and the Aesthetic: Hegel in Contexts

20 creditsClass Size: 18

Module manager: Dr Joanne Crawford
Email: j.s.crawford@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to understand Hegel's theories on subjectivity, desire and aesthetics. They should also be able to identify and work through the variety of twentieth century cultural and theoretical contexts.

Skills outcomes
Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument.
Use of audio visual aids
Participation in group discussions
Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of historical, contextual visual information
Using bibliographies and databases


Syllabus

This module aims to introduce students to the theories of Hegel, specifically the notion of the master/slave dialectic which focuses on the development of subjectivity in relation to the material world. The first four weeks will be used to close read sections of the Phenomenology of Spirit and aesthetics by Hegel. The subsequent weeks (6 in total) will concentrate on Judith Butler's text Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth Century France as well as other supplementary materials. This will enable students to contextualise Hegel's theories in relation to various modern and post-modern philosophies, specifically those of Kojeve, Heidegger, Sartre, Derrida and Deleuze and Guattari.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar111.0011.00
Private study hours178.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Researching textual materials/reading/preparation for seminars/presentation + preparation for, and writing of, essay and exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance, register kept
Every student must participate in a presentation

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/05/2009

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