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World (Symmetry)

This unit will consider elements of the physical world around us: the phenomena we enhabit which form our sense of self. We will engage with ideas from science, phenomenology, and literary theory in considering particular aspects of both our interaction with nature, and how it shapes us, and the manner in which we shape and force ourselves upon nature. A specific theme related to this interaction between the world and our worlds will be addressed. There will be a specific focus on the idea of 'Symmetry' in nature and how this relates to the arts. In particular the idea that creation in art involves an analogue of natural creation will be addressed. The unit will involve interaction with Sydney Consortium events staged at the Sydney Writers' Festival. This unit will be taken by the literary critic and theorist Anthony Uhlmann.

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