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Literature and the Visual

Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX2030 | 2024

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Literature and the Visual

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a vocabulary for discussing narrative strategies in literary fiction, gaming, graphic novels, film and television  
    2. Demonstrate a knowledge of genres and narrative forms and of the technical resources of different media  
    3. Research and discuss humanist concerns, specifically the role of the past in the present, the nature of human identity, subjectivity and the uses of power, in relation to the set texts  
    4. Analyse the use of the formal resources of different genres, specifically literary fiction, gaming, graphic novels, film and television  
    5. Critically examine the ways in which ideas and speculations about the individual and society have varied between the 17th century and 21st centuries.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

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:

  • MAQ-ENGX203 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units): ENGL203, ENGL264, ENGX203
Pre-requisite: 40cp

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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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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