Subject details

  • Topics
    • Context, genre and biography
    • Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life
    • Joseph Furphy, Such is Life
    • Henry Handel Richardson, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony
    • Patrick White, Voss
    • The literary classic in Australia
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
    • Other Materials
      • Video

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

  1. write clear and cogent literary criticism
  2. understand and think through complex ethical questions
  3. successfully undertake literary-historical research
  4. speak with some authority about the Australian literary tradition
  5. write and orally communicate effectively
  6. engage in intellectual reasoning at an improved level.
  • Assignment 1 - Take Home Exam (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Online Discussion (30%)

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-HUM7405

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces you to four classic Australian novels (one of them a trilogy), providing some thematic, formal and stylistic analysis, situating each novel in its historical context and reflecting on the history of their reception in Australia and elsewhere.

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