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SLAM4004: Working the Arts and Humanities

We will explore how we might think about 'work' in the arts and humanities. First: works of art, culture, literature, film. What is a work of art? How do works ‘work’? How do they function? Second, labour in the humanities and arts: the industrial conditions cultural work in contemporary conditions of precarity and uberisation? Third, how the arts and humanities are put to work. What values are associated with these fields, to the labour involved? How are the knowledges generated in the arts and humanities put to use, appropriated, marginalised, dismissed? The unit is team taught and accessible to students from diverse backgrounds; assessment tailored to student’s research interests.

Code SLAM4004
Academic unit Art, Communication and English Administration
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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144 credit points including (FASS3999 or FASS3333 or equivalent)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. As per graduate qualities for BAS

Unit outlines

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