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EL2023 - American Literature

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

A selection of American fiction and poetry since 1850.

Learning Outcomes

  • to acquire the ability to read the set texts in their cultural and historical contexts;
  • to attain detailed knowledge of each of the set texts, their structures and narrative strategies;
  • to broaden and intensify the literary-critical skills and understanding attained by students at earlier levels, particularly where essay-writing and extra-literary issues are concerned;
  • to develop an understanding of how 20th century American writing engages with those myths;
  • to develop an understanding of the importance of some landmark American texts of the 19th century to the development of national myths;
  • to understand recent challenges to the authority of the American literary canon.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EL3023 EL5023

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (40%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); essays (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); (40%).

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