Engaging with Literature
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Online and other materials
- 02 Mar 2020
- 26 Oct 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- identify genres central to the study of English literature as a foundation for further study;
- communicate knowledge of the multiple ways in which texts produce meaning, and the relationship between form and content;
- demonstrate knowledge of key terms and conventions in English literary studies; and
- apply reading, writing and research skills in the critical interpretation of literary texts.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject is designed to engage students in the creative, critical study of a range of literary texts in English. Students will be introduced to works from different historical periods in different genres - short stories, poetry, novels, and plays - and to key critical concepts in literary studies. We will explore these works through close reading and critical analysis, focusing on the relationship between form and content, and considering how the different literary techniques available to writers shape the ways their texts make meaning.
Long Essay: 1800 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Online Quiz: 200 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 3 Writing Exercise: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Take Home Examination: 1800 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Long Essay (35%)
- Online Quiz (5%)
- Writing Exercise (15%)
- Take Home Examination (45%)
A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas
Shakespeare, W., Thompson, A. and Honigmann, E.A.J.
The Garden Party and Other Stories
To the Lighthouse
What Maisie Knew
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.