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. Students will have the opportunity to read a range of contemporary prize-winning texts and will construct and critically reflect upon their own literary cultural activities.
|Unit name||Literary Cultures|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Dr Naomi Milthorpe
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Analyse selected literary texts, demonstrating knowledge of cultural, social and industrial contexts.
- Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to investigate specific research problems in contemporary literary studies.
- Evaluate individual texts as well as contemporary literary discourse and practice.
- Communicate through formal oral and/or audiovisual presentations as well as scholarly writing.
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Weekly Workshop (2 hours)
Weekly Online Class (2 hours)
Task 1: Research essay, 3500 words (50%)
Task 2: Presentation and seminar paper #1,1500 words (script) + PowerPoint slides (or equivalent) + oral/audiovisual presentation (30%)
Task 3: Research Report, 1000 words (20%)
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|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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