AMERICAN LITERATURE

ENG2ALT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students focus on the emergence of new kinds of writings in the United States from the early decades of the century through to its close, with particular reference to modernist and postmodernist fiction. We will consider the kinds of challenges that have been made to conventional narrative and linguistic forms during the period under study, examining the effects of contestations over notions of truth, history, and memory. In particular we will explore the relations between Europe and the United States..

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year English or HUS1PWR or HUS1FAS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ENG3ALT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBeloved,PrescribedMorrison, T.PICADOR
ReadingsSlaughterhouse-fivePrescribedVonnegut, KurtDELL
ReadingsThe Great GatsbyPrescribedFitzgerald, Scottcharles scribner

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. A knowledge of several concepts central to the understanding of American literature.

Activities:
Written work that demonstrates knowledge of the relevant concepts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Knowledge of academic citation and referencing protocols.

Activities:
Written work that conforms to the proper academic protocols of citation and reference.enrolmen
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

03. Knowledge of the relevant criticism in the field and the capacity to put that knowledge to effective use in the course of the student's own critical reading of a literary text.

Activities:
Written work that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the relevant criticism
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. To be able to identify the romantic and/or modernist and/or postmodernist characteristics of at least five of the literary texts studied in the subject.

Activities:
Written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. To write cogent and well-structured essays that mobilise students' reading and understanding of the relevant criticism.

Activities:
Written work that is clearly written and cogently argued.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Please note this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Research Essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word Textual AnalysisTo be due early in the semester (week 4/5) to provide feedback on students' early progress in the subject.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Please note this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Research Essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word Textual AnalysisTo be due early in the semester (week 4/5) to provide feedback on students' early progress in the subject.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Please note this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Research Essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word Textual AnalysisTo be due early in the semester (week 4/5) to provide feedback on students' early progress in the subject.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Please note this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Research Essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word Textual AnalysisTo be due early in the semester (week 4/5) to provide feedback on students' early progress in the subject.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Please note this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Research Essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word Textual AnalysisTo be due early in the semester (week 4/5) to provide feedback on students' early progress in the subject.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05