Courses & Units

Australian Literature HEN314

Hobart

Introduction

This unit 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.

Summary

Unit name Australian Literature
Unit code HEN314
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator

Dr Robert Clarke

Teaching staff

Dr Robert Clarke

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 091523

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HEA319

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 5 contact hours fortnightly (13 weeks)

Off Campus: Online (13 weeks)

Assessment

5,500 words or equivalent of assessment including:
-      Online Discussion Exercises and Short Essay (2000 words, 30%)
  OR
-     Digital Narrative Project (3-5 minute audio-visual presentation, script + 800 word reflection piece, 30%);
Research Project (2000 words, 40%); and
Short Essay (1500 words, 30%)

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Textbooks

Required

TBA

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