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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
- Study schedule to be announced prior to the commencement of the study term.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
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.
- Oral presentation with accompanying class questions (30%)
- Short Essay (30%)
- Research Essay (40%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
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