Faculty of Arts


ENGLISH 728

The Poetics of Pleasure


Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for ENGLISH 728.

Description

Pleasure moves across time like a rumour through our sense of what texts might involve. It can be heard in Horace’s "dulce", Sidney’s "delight", Wordsworth’s "bliss" and Barthes's "jouissance". The New Zealand secondary school curriculum insists that pleasure is mandatory to the experience of studying English. This course will track the partiality of texts to a poetics of pleasure and its own partiality to a textual erotics.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Points

ENGLISH 728: 15.0 points


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