Undergraduate | GRF-LCS311-2023
Australian Literature and History 1890 to 1929
Prior study needed
- 17 July 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
In addition to learning about major cultural and political events and developments in Australia in the period examined, you will be developing skills in reading literary texts socially as well as personally. The main focus will be on reading and analysing interesting and stimulating works of literature, and finding ways of relating them meaningfully to their social contexts.
- History, ideology & poetry in lead-up to Federation
- Journalism of Sydney bulletin, short stories by H. Lawson
- Gender and writing in the 1890's
- Journalism of Louisa Lawson
- Stories by women writers
- Miles Franklin and 'My Brilliant Career'
In this subject you read a selection of poetry and short stories and a short novel as a basis for reflecting upon themes of nationality and gender in Australian literature and history. Texts include an anthology of poems and stories from the 1890s, Franklin's My Brilliant Career, and a subject dossier of relevant literary, historical and critical writings.
The subject examines inter-relations between literary writing and reading, cultural institutions and political movements and ideologies during the two decades that principally shaped the national identity.
- Essay 1 (35%)
- Online Discussion — Disc. Posts and Reflection (25%)
- Essay 2 (40%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
GRF-LCS31-Australian Literature and History 1890 to 1929 (no longer available)
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees
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