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2011 HEA257 Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: May be taken as a Gender Studies unit.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HEA257 H L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 21-FEB-2011 23-MAR-2011 11-APR-2011 27-MAY-2011
Sem 2 L On Campus 11-JUL-2011 10-AUG-2011 29-AUG-2011 14-OCT-2011

* 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).

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This unit offers an opportunity to study canonical British literature from the nineteenth century. Students will explore the response of writers to cultural pressures and changes of the period, including urbanisation, industrialisation, Darwinism, imperialism and the position of women. They will examine the works of a number of prominent authors, such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Austen, the Bronte sisters, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot, Tennyson, Hardy, Wells and Wilde. In a given semester the unit may focus on a specific period within the century (such as the Romantic period or the Victorian period) or a particular genre (fiction, poetry and/or drama), depending on staff interest and availability.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3000 word internal assessment (60%); two-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Five contact hours fortnightly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H,L
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - H,L
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% of level 100 HEA units
M.Excl HEA357
M.Excl HEA282
M.Excl HEA204
M.Excl HEA382
M.Excl HEA304

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr Dominic Lennard (Coordinator, Semester one); Dr Narelle Shaw (Coordinator, Semester two)

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