Courses & Units

Nineteenth-Century Sensation and Spectacle HEN203

Hobart

Introduction

This unit considers the 19th-century fascination with narratives of scandal, transgression, criminality, and irrationality, referred to as narratives of “sensation”. The unit may cover genres like the gothic, colonial adventure fiction, detective fiction, and the “sensation novel”, and the appearance of these genres in “respectable” realist fiction of the period, as well as extracts from texts like penny dreadfuls and advertisements, and biological, criminological, imperial, moral, or feminist texts. Providing an introduction to the literary and cultural history of the century, and introducing key writers, the unit asks why readers were fascinated by sensation narratives, and what these narratives tell us about the dreams and anxieties of 19th-century society.

Summary

Unit name Nineteenth-Century Sensation and Spectacle
Unit code HEN203
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator

Dr. Robbie Moore

Teaching staff

Dr. Robbie Moore

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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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Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse selected nineteenth-century texts demonstrating knowledge of: a) their style and form and cultural and historical contexts b) key theories and practices of literary studies.
  2. Construct an argument supported by: a) evidence from your chosen texts b) reference to secondary sources.
  3. Communicate through: a) written essays b) presentations c) class discussions.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091523 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $1,729.00

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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:

HEN303 AND HEA257-A

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Five contact hours fortnightly (13 weeks)

Assessment

Task 1: Research Project (50%)

Task 2: Tutorial presentation and participation (20%)

Task 3: Magazine archive essay (30%)

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Textbooks

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