AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE

ENG2AUL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 Australian literature has been seen as interested in trying to locate a specifically Australian identity. In this subject we consider twentieth and twenty-first century Australian writing which is in some way concerned with identifying Australian place, nationality, character, and landscape through representations of the past and our contemporary world. We examine the various ways in which history and place is used to present or contest versions of Australia.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites A first year subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVossPrescribedWhite, PatrickVintage
ReadingsThe Man Who Loved ChildrenPrescribedStead. ChristinaSt Martin's Press
ReadingsThat Deadman DancePrescribedScott, KimPicador
ReadingsThe Monkey's MaskPrescribedPorter, DorothyPan Macmillan
ReadingsThe Broken ShorePrescribedTemple, PeterText

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain and interpret Australian literature

Activities:
lecture, tutorial, online activities and essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Identify and elucidate the context in which Australian literature was produced and how it was originally interpreted, and how interpreations have changed over time.

Activities:
lecture, tutorial, online activities, and essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Undertake the close analysis of complex literary texts and write clearly about that analysis

Activities:
Essay writing and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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