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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Robert Clarke|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- close reading skills: (undertake close reading of australian literary prose, poetry, drama, and film);
- critical engagement: (critically engage with australian literary prose, poetry drama, and film with reference to significant themes of modern australian society and life: e.g. class, race, gender, globalization, etc.);
- knowledge:(knowledge of specific texts, and trends, debates, and institutions within australian literary and film cultures, as well as knowledge of significant themes in australian society and culture
- research skills: (conduct research to locate secondary critical sources that can inform reading and engagement with australian literature and film);
- academic writing and presentation skills: (present the results of analyses of australian literature and film in a number of forms including academic essay and class presentations).
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
|Assessment||Presentation (individual or group) (30%)|Essay (30%)|Essay (40%)|
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|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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