Courses & Units

Literary Cultures HEN319

Introduction

From bookshops to classrooms, book clubs to libraries, literary festivals and the literary media, pulp fiction, pop fiction, lit fiction, online and offline: How do we engage with literary texts today? How does literature become a brand? How are the values ascribed to literature formed, circulated, and modified? This unit considers key aspects of contemporary literary culture that shape the way we perceive and consume literary texts. Topics to be considered will include school curricula, literary prizes, marketing, and phenomena such as literary festivals and bookclubs, and students will have the opportunity to construct and critically reflect upon their own bookish activities.

Summary

Unit name Literary Cultures
Unit code HEN319
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator Doctor Emmett Stinson
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse cultural, social and industrial contexts of contemporary literary culture
  • Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to investigate specific research problems in the study of contemporary literary culture
  • Evaluate contemporary literary discourse and practice
  • Communicate through formal oral and/or audiovisual presentations as well as scholarly writing
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 credit points at Introductory level or higher

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly lectures and audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly seminar (2 hours)

Off Campus:
Weekly lectures and audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly online participation (2 hours)

AssessmentGroup Podcast on a Literary Cultures Topic (20%)|Research Project (50%)|Research Report (20%)|Participation (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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