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EL4070 - Contemporary British Literature

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

An advanced study of British literature in the last twenty years, this subject is intended to shed light on the fiction, poetry and drama of a country with an overwhelmingly rich literary heritage but an uncertain place in the world. The subject will also involve writing of other kinds e.g. autobiography, travel-writing and literary criticism.

Learning Outcomes

  • a sense of the British literary establishment, its ideological allies and opponents;
  • a thorough understanding of the set texts both in themselves, in relation to the British literary tradition and in the context of recent social developments in that country;
  • an awareness of the different perspectives on contemporary literature that emerge in different English-speaking countries;
  • an understanding of the new place of minority literatures in British culture.
Prerequisites: EL3837
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EL4008

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (20%); essays (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.