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Undergraduate | GRF-LCS321 | 2024

Contemporary Australian Literature

Previously GRF-LCS32

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Start dates
4 Nov 2024,
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Entry requirements
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13 weeks

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Contemporary Australian Literature

About this subject

  • This subject examines the inter-relations between literary writing and reading, cultural institutions and political movements and ideologies in Australian history. We are interested in the ways in which literary intellectuals (novelists, poets, journalists, critics, editors, etc.) have been influenced by social and political movements, and how they have used literary and other forms of writing as ways of engaging in political struggles and cultural debates.

    The subject thus encourages consideration of how literary texts are written and read in different historical and institutional contexts. In addition to learning about major cultural and political events and developments in Australia in the periods examined, you will be developing skills in the 'social reading' of literary texts. The main focus will be on reading and discussing an array of interesting and stimulating works of literature, and finding ways of relating them meaningfully to their social contexts.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

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-LCS32 (Not currently available)


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 and 2 subjects or other relevant experience.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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