EL2020 - Australian Literature
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Arts, Society & Education
A detailed study of selected poetry, prose and drama focusing on a range of Australian
social, historical and cultural issues. The subject examines how Australian writers
and writing have conceptualised and polemicised such topics as crime and punishment,
identity and race, religion and spirituality, nature and environment, the past and
the future, art and culture.
- to achieve a broad knowledge of how various social, historical and literary issues
have been addressed by Australian writers;
- to acquire a grounding in the methodologies and critical practices to be found in
Australian literary studies;
- to attain a comprehensive understanding of the set texts;
- to broaden and intensify the literary-critical skills and understanding attained by
students at earlier levels, particularly where essay-writing and extra-literary issues
- to develop a broad knowledge of Australian literary history and literary movements.
- end of semester exam (40%)
- tutorial attendance and participation (20%)
- essays (40%).
|To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points
(four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
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