This unit will consider major authors and texts, developments and trends in Australian Literature. It examines Australian literature as a regional, national, and international literature with a set of distinct and vibrant cultures. Students will consider the histories, preoccupations, and functions of literature within Australian culture, and topics studied may include: the literary response to place and landscape; colonialism and postcolonialism; class, race and gender; the evolution of Australian literary culture; contemporary developments in Australian writing; and the relationship of fiction, theatre, and poetry to national history.
|Unit name||Australian Literature|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Dr Robert Clarke
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
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On Campus: 5 contact hours fortnightly (13 weeks)
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5,500 words or equivalent of assessment including:
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