Courses & Units

Desire and Disorder in the Erotic Text HTC339

Hobart

Introduction

Taking 'erotic text' in a broad sense, this unit explores the many functions - but especially the malfunctions - of desire in ancient literature. We will read some of Ovid's Heroides, fictional verse-letters written by heroines of Greek myth to their unfaithful lovers; a selection of love poetry ranging from Sappho to Roman elegy, in which erotic desire is represented as physical distress, as madness and disease; and Longus' second-century novel, Daphnis and Chloe, an ironic and playful study of human maturation and sexuality. We will also look at Plato's influential writings on the philosophical uses of desire, and some responses of later writers.

Summary

Unit name Desire and Disorder in the Erotic Text
Unit code HTC339
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr Jonathan Wallis and Dr Graeme Miles

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 091523

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HTC239

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

- Recorded, introductory lecture (approx. 30 minutes)
- Weekly online reflection on reading
- 1 x 2hr mixed format seminar: consisting of 2 x half hour lectures, with a half hour group discussion following each

Assessment

- Weekly reading reflections, 50-100 words (10%)
- 3 primary text analyses, 300 words each (15%)
- Major essay, 2,250 words (35%)
- 2 hour exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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