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Fictions of the Non/Human HEN309


This unit interrogates the construction of the "human" in cultural texts through an examination of its constitutive relationship with the nonhuman. Through a selection of contemporary literary and visual texts, students will be invited to engage with a range of critical frameworks such as animal studies, critical plant studies, theories of race and critical whiteness, queer theory, disability studies, posthumanism and the environmental humanities.


Unit name Fictions of the Non/Human
Unit code HEN309
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr Hannah Stark

Teaching staff

Dr Hannah Stark

Level Advanced
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:

HEA295, HEA395, HEA218


Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1.5 hour tutorial per week


Discussion Questions (20%); Annotated Bibliography (30%); 4,000-word Research Essay (50%)

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