DEATH, PLEASURE AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

ENG1DPL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What do pleasure and death have to do with literature? This subject introduces key terms and concepts in literary studies through the lens of our pleasures and fears as they have shaped literature and culture for centuries. Since Scheherazade stories have mediated between pleasure and death. This subject explores the ways humans have transformed questions of life, death and longing into literature in different times & places, genres & literary styles. The readings will be accompanied and elucidated by a range of tutorials, interactive lecture events and online forums.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWuthering HeightsPrescribedEmily Bronte, 2002Norton Critical Edition
ReadingsMiddlesexPrescribedJeffrey Eugenides, 2002Picador
ReadingsThe PassionPrescribedJeanette Winterson, 1997Grove
Readingsrange of short stories and poemsPrescribedn/an/a
ReadingsIntroduction to Literature, Criticism & TheoryRecommendedAndrew Bennett & Nicholas Royle, 2014Taylor & Francis

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and reflect on the different intellectual and emotional dimensions of reading for a range of fictional and critical texts.

Activities:
Discussions in class, the lectures and in online chat rooms, written assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. To apply basic critical and theoretical concepts and terminology in the analysis of literary texts.

Activities:
Discussions in class, the lectures, podcasts and in online chat-rooms, online quizzes and written assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. To identify and contextualise theoretical concepts in secondary readings and incorporate secondary readings meaningfully into a research essay.

Activities:
Discussions in class, the lectures, and in online chat-rooms, online quizzes and written assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. To analyse passages of literary texts through close reading.

Activities:
Discussions in class, the lectures, and in online chat-rooms, online quizzes and written assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)25 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)25 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)25 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)25 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)25 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 01, 02, 03, 04