Units of Study
HSTY2629 - Sex and Scandal
Semester 1, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Dr Frances Clarke, Assoc Prof Kirsten McKenzie
What makes a scandal? This unit examines a number of sensational case studies from England, America and Australia, beginning with the outrage surrounding Marie-Antoinette and then weaving through the increasingly strait-laced nineteenth century, in which scandals abounded, destroying reputations, rulers and families. It was not behaviour itself, but the ever-changing interpretations of behaviour that gave rise to condemnation and scandalised indignation. Examining occasions when social rules have been flouted allows us to consider the ways in which such rules are themselves constituted, maintained and challenged.
1x500wd bibliography (10%), 1x500wd proposal (10%), 1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1hr exam (30%)
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for HSTY2629
|Class||Sex and Scandal|
|Session||Semester 1 2014|
|Location||Bosch Lecture Theatre 2 D04|
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