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.
|Unit name||Literary Cultures|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Emmett Stinson|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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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- 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
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
|Assessment||Group Podcast on a Literary Cultures Topic (20%)|Research Project (50%)|Research Report (20%)|Participation (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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