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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Robbie Moore|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||5 Week Session Nov||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||5 Week Session Nov||Off-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||30/10/2023||6/11/2023||16/11/2023||3/12/2023|
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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 and 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HEA104, HEA106
Hobart On Campus:
Weekly on-campus lectorial plus online audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly tutorials (1.5 hours)
Weekly live-streamed lectorial (also available as a recording) plus online audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly online tutorial discussions
Launceston On Campus November Session:
30 hours of teaching over 4 weeks, including face-to-face lessons, short online recorded lessons, and in-class and online exercises and activities
|Assessment||Short tasks (30%)|Essay (30%)|Essay (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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