POSTCOLONIAL READING

ENG3PRE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to postcolonial reading practice through the study of modernist writing in English. Modernism -a cluster of early twentieth-century experimental and avant-garde movements in literature and the arts - has been very influential in the institutionalisation of Western literary criticism and the histories of European canon-formation. Set texts by writers from a range of countries will be situated in the contexts of colonial and post-independence cultures and experiences of gender, race, class, sexuality, desire, ethnicity, nation and expatriation. Students examine the ways in which writers have negotiated and shaped modernist practices of representation, tensions between the narrative possibilities of modernism and realism, and the recent Western anthropological, psychological and philosophical theories which often informed modernist practices of representation.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Thomas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of second-year English (ENG2%) or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ENG2REM, ENG3REM, ENG2PRE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDisgracePrescribedCoetzee, J.RANDOM HOUSE
ReadingsFive bellsPrescribedJones, G.VINTAGE
ReadingsHeart of darknessPrescribedConrad, J.PENGUIN
ReadingsMrs DallowayPrescribedWoolf V.ANY EDITION
ReadingsThings fall apartPrescribedAchebe, C.HEINEMANN
ReadingsVoyage in the darkPrescribedRhys, J.PENGUIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Development and refinement of critical and essay writing skills at third-year level

Activities:
Write clear and rigorous essays demonstrating critical skills appropriate to the year level
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

02. Familiarity with research skills appropriate to the field at third-year level

Activities:
Write essays demonstrating familiarity with research skills appropriate to the field
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

03. Understanding of key terms and concepts in postcolonial studies and modernist studies at third-year level

Activities:
Write essays and exercises demonstrating an understanding of key terms and concepts in postcolonial studies and modernist studies appropriate to the year level
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

04. Understanding of the literary, cultural and historical contexts of the prescribed texts at third-year level

Activities:
Write essays and exercises demonstrating an understanding of the literary, cultural and historical contexts of the prescribed texts appropriate to the year level
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Thomas

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop exercises (900 word equivalency)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop exercises (900 word equivalency)25 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Thomas

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop exercises (900 word equivalency)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop exercises (900 word equivalency)25 01, 02, 03, 04