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The Literature of Tasmania

Enrolment code: HEA214/314

Offered: Hobart: semester 1

Unit description:

Introduces students to a wide range of writing about Tasmania, from 19th-century, early 20th-century, contemporary and Aboriginal perspectives. The unit aims to give students a detailed knowledge of some of the historically and generically diverse body of writing about Tasmania written and published both in Tasmania and in other national and international contexts. Thematic focuses of the unit include Tasmania in the European imagination, ‘the hated stain’ of convictism, Van Diemen’s Land, Tasmanian Gothic, black-white relations, colonial narrative, the literature of the South, the strange narrative density of Tasmania, and the representation of the natural environment.

Staff Dr P Mead For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 1-hr lecture weekly, alternating 1-hr and 2-hr tutorials fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in English (S3T: 25% from Schedule B)  
Assessment mode 2,500- to 3,000-word essay (50%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Richard Flanagan, Gould’s Book of Fish
Matthew Kneale, English Passengers
Nan Chauncey, They Found a Cave
Louis Nowra, The Golden Age
Library Catalogue
Co-Op Bookshop
Majors: [Discipline and school information] English
Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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