Literature: Modern and Contemporary
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- 27 Jul 2020
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply critical reading habits, interpretive analysis, research, and effective communication to the field of English studies
- describe and analyse some of the key features of a range of texts from the modern period through to contemporary literature
- demonstrate an understanding of literary and visual techniques when analysing poetry and prose fiction, graphic novels, television, and film
- collaborate with others in the critical analysis and discussion of subject content.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
No eligibility requirements
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA subjects offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in subjects through OUA will be withdrawn.
Building on the range of concepts and tools introduced to students in ENGL1001 Literature: From Medieval to Modern, this subject focuses on how literature developed throughout the twentieth century to the present day. It analyses how English, Australian and American writers – poets, playwrights, novelists, graphic novelists and screenwriters – responded in profoundly intellectual and visceral ways to the wars, calamities, technological change and digital disruptions of what Eric Hobsbawm calls the ‘Age of Extremes’. We trace patterns of alienation and anomie, but also the growing urgency of hope and human rights in literary responses to the modern world. Continuing to develop university level skills in critical reading, textual analysis and writing about literary texts, this subject also introduces students to theories of visual literacy and critical studies, equipping students with the tools to interpret different kinds of narratives.
- Quiz (10%)
- Participation (20%)
- Anaylsis Task (30%)
- Essay (40%)
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