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The Body in the Text: 20th Century Australian Fiction

Enrolment code: HEA269/369

Offered: Launceston: semester 2, North-West Centre: semester 2 [by video-link]

Unit description:

Investigates the relationship between the anomalous body and its Australian context through various 20th-century texts (primarily Australian). It undertakes a critical inquiry into how the ‘disabled’ body has been appropriated to reflect a range of discourses including eugenics, gender, colonial, cyborg, as well as the archetypal myths that are a part of the baggage of ‘physical deviation’. Students read the set texts alongside ideas about mind/body dualisms put forward by Plato, St Augustine, Spinoza, Kristeva, Cixous, Bourdieu, and Foucault.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 5 contact hrs fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in English  
Assessment mode 2,000-word essay (40%), 2-hr unseen exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc A selection of in-print Australian texts relevant to the study of modules in any given year, plus a collection of readings, available from the printery or library Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] English  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
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