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Enrolment code: HEA435

Offered: not offered in 2004

Special note: unit weight at 12.5% for students enrolling in graduate diploma or master degree programs

Unit description:

Introduces students to developments within the discipline ‘English’ under the heading Fictocritism. Postmodern critical and creative work is moving rapidly away from, on the one hand, the traditional academic genres of essay, chapter and journal article and, on the other, the creative genres of fiction and poetry. A hybrid kind of writing, part critical, part theoretical, part creative, is proving influential in the reformulation of literary and cultural studies, not least for its recent exposure of what has always been the literariness of critical genres. This unit studies some of the influential work of cultural commentary that is being done by writers working outside and against disciplinary generic norms, and the crucial questions of subjectivity, objectivity, value and cultural politics they are facing. There is the opportunity for students to do fictocritical work for their assessment.

Staff Dr P Mead For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 0%/12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2-hr seminar weekly; flexible delivery Timetable
Assessment mode 5,000-word essay Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc
Stephen Muecke, No Road (Bitumen All the Way)
Alice Kaplan, French Lessons
Maud Ellman, The Hunger Artists
John Kinsella, Auto
Library Catalogue
Co-Op Bookshop
Discipline (School) English  
Courses Bachelor of Arts with Honours
Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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