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EL3021 - Australian Urban Fictions

[Not offered in 2022]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject offers an overview of the depiction and place of urban environments in Australian fiction. It begins with colonial debates about the relative merits of the city and the bush, then looks at selected twentieth-century presentations of city life, in Australian fiction and film, as well as work from other comparable cultures.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge and reflect on critical and literary- historical understanding of diverse means of representing urban space in literature;
  • demonstrate knowledge and reflect the historical context of the city in Australia and overseas;
  • analyse and synthesise concepts and theories in the set texts;
  • apply the literary-critical skills and understanding attained at earlier levels, particularly where essay writing and extra- literary issues are concerned.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Journal - (30%) - Individual.

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