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Literary Classics and the Canon HEN202


Students enrolled to take this unit internally in Launceston will access the lectures recordings online, and, attend face-to-face tutorials on campus.


This unit offers students the opportunity to engage with texts considered part of the literary canon. What makes a literary classic? Why do some texts stand the test of time, while others disappear? To address these questions, students will analyse texts that may range from Shakespeare's plays to contemporary prize-winning novels from around the globe, from Romantic poetry to the works of Australia's most influential writers. Students will study these texts in depth, examining them within historical, national, stylistic and generic contexts.


Unit name Literary Classics and the Canon
Unit code HEN202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr Naomi Milthorpe

Teaching staff

Dr Naomi Milthorpe

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • HEA217


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:     Five contact hours fortnightly (13 weeks);

Off Campus:    1 hour per week audio recorded lectures (13 weeks) accessed online; online exercises and activities


Annotated Research Bibliography (30%); Research Essay (50%); Tutorial Participation and Exercises/Online Participation and Exercises (20%)

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