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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Irving and Hawthorne
    • Hawthorne
    • Poe/Melville
    • Twain
    • Perkins Gilman/Wharton
    • Hemingway
    • Fitzgerald
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. understand and think through complex ethical questions
  2. write clear and cogent literary criticism
  3. engage in intellectual reasoning at an improved level
  4. successfully undertake literary-historical research
  5. speak with some authority about classic American fiction
  6. write and orally communicate effectively.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay 1 (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay 2 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Online Discussion (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-HUM7407

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces and surveys some of the topics, themes and developments in canonical American literary fiction by Irving, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Perkins Gilman, Wharton, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Works by these authors will be studied in their immediate literary and historical contexts with an eye to exploring what makes their writing distinctively American.

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