Body, Flesh, Subject
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
This course analyses emerging political and ethical considerations of the body - how we care for the body and how we interpret the body - in contemporary culture. Through selected works from cultural theory we will explore differing understandings of the 'natural' body, and how this influences configurations of self and other. Topics will include power, performance, embodiment, materiality, body modification.
This course explores the relationship between the body, culture and image; it assists students in developing the skills and knowledge that will enable them to:
1) Interpret the body as a social construction
2) Locate key areas of technological development that have contributed to the problematic of the body in contemporary culture
3) Identify significant areas of art and science that focus on the relationship of ethics and politics towards the body and culture
4) Apply theoretical analyses to areas involving technology, body, art and performance.
Course topics may include:
* Materiality and Embodiment
* Technology and the body
* Body modification
* Body ethics and politics
* Reading may include the work of Michel Foucault, N. Katherine Hayles, Donna Haraway, Iris Marion Young, Martha McCaughey, Elizabeth Grosz, Susan Bordo, Kathy Davis.
Or other similar topics, as appropriate.
CULT3300 Body, Flesh, Subject and CULT3100 Sport, Culture and the Media.
Students are not permitted to enrol in FMCS3200 Body, Flesh, Subject if they have previously completed CULT3300 Body, Flesh, Subject or CULT3100 Sport, Culture and the Media.
60 credit points at 2000 level
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term