Why are certain texts regarded as classics within the English literary canon and how do we encounter them today? This unit considers the importance of tradition to the ways we value, understand and circulate popular and literary texts. Students who successfully complete this unit will have built knowledge of key critical frameworks through which texts can be read and contextualised, and developed introductory skills in academic research on which to base further work in literary studies, including creative writing and screen studies.
|Unit name||English: Texts and Traditions|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Dr. Robbie Moore
Dr. Robbie Moore
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||5 Week Session Nov||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Nov||1/11/2021||8/11/2021||19/11/2021||5/12/2021|
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- Analyse literary and screen texts from a range of genres (poetry, drama,film, short fiction, novels).
- Demonstrate understanding of key topics in literary studies examined during the semester by producing detailed close readings of selected texts.
- Construct an argument supported by: evidence from selected texts engagement with secondary sources.
- Communicate through written work that adheres to conventions of written English and observes scholarly conventions for referencing and presentation.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On-Campus (Sem 2, Hobart): 1 x weekly lecture (60 minutes) (13 weeks), and one 90-minute tutorial per week (12 weeks).
Off-Campus (Sem 2): 60-min of recorded lectures and other material per week; online exercises and activities.
On-Campus (November Session, Launceston): 4 weeks online or face-to-face (30 hours including face-to-face lessons, short recorded lessons, and in-class and online exercises and activities).
Task 1: Short exercises (30%)
Task 2: Research Essay, 1200 words (30%)
Task 3: Research Essay, 1500 words (40%)
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