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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Close reading skills: undertake close reading of Australian literary prose, poetry, drama, and film.
- Critical engagement: critically engage with Australian literary prose, poetry drama, and film with reference to significant themes of modern Australian society and life: e.g. class, race, gender, globalization, etc.
- Knowledge: knowledge of specific texts, and trends, debates, and institutions within Australian literary and film cultures, as well as knowledge of significant themes in Australian society and culture.
- Research skills: conduct research to locate secondary critical sources that can inform reading and engagement with Australian literature and film.
- Academic writing and presentation skills: present the results of analyses of Australian literature and film in a number of forms including academic essay and class presentations.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
Conditional requisite: 25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
No additional requirements
This subject will consider major authors and texts, developments and trends in Australian Literature. It examines Australian literature as a regional, national, and international literature with a set of distinct and vibrant cultures. Students will consider the histories, preoccupations, and functions of literature within Australian culture, and topics studied may include: the literary response to place and landscape; colonialism and postcolonialism; class, race and gender; the evolution of Australian literary culture; contemporary developments in Australian writing; and the relationship of fiction, theatre, and poetry to national history.
- Presentation (30%)
- Short Essay (30%)
- Research Essay (40%)
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