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Practices in English
Explore the possibilities of form and style within the literary essay genre. Critique literature, art, music, film and politics. Harness a scholarly and honest approach to the form. Focus on 18th and 19th century examples of the literary essay.
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- 28 Jul 2019
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On completion of the unit, students should have achieved the following learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of literary techniques and genres.
2. Recognise and differentiate different textual modes and genres and the broader intellectual and cultural contexts of textual production.
3. Demonstrate capacity for rigorous and independent thinking and developed research and communication skills, including skills in written and oral textual analysis.
4. Synthesise and integrate ideas and extend reflective analytical and creative thinking in scholarly practices.
5. Enact professional skills in terms of organisationi, timeliness, presentation, conduct of academic honesty, and consideration of peers in unit participation.
6. Articulate and reflect on skills and capabilities learned in the English Major program in the context of employability and graduate destinations.
- Capstone Experience
- The eighteenth-century essay
- The nineteenth-century essay
- Autobiographical Essays
- The Political Essay in 20th-Century Australia
- Writing and Developing a Research Essay
- Contemporary Australian Essays
- Travel Writing
- The Politics of Food
- The Podcast as Essay
- Contemporary Podcasts
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
ENGX389 Is a capstone subject that ties all previous English subjects together and must be the last subject taken for this field of study.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as ENG390 Textual Practices - Capstone Subject
Throughout the early modern, modern and post-modern periods, the literary essay has developed alongside and in dialogue with other major genres of writing - most notably the novel, drama, poetry, literary and cultural criticism. Students will read, critically analyse and write a range of essays across various subject areas - such as literature, art, music, film and politics. However, the critical focus of the subject is on the essay as textual practice: its generic affiliations, stylistic and discursive characteristics, ideological assumptions and agendas and its role and impact within culture in general.
- Research Essay (50%)
- Online Discussion (20%)
- Reflection (20%)
- Employment Application Task (10%)
Textbooks are not required.
Bachelor of Arts
- Major in Ancient History
- Major in English
- Major in Modern History
- Major in Philosophy
- Major in Politics
- Major in Society and Culture
- Major in Sociology
- Major in Creative Writing