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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore contemporary Australian writing from the 1990s and the 2000s. Lectures and tutorials will consider the way contemporary Australian fiction seems preoccupied with rewriting or engaging with issues in Australian history through the popularity of the historical novel. Secondly, students will explore novels that focus on the urban environment, especially the ways in which Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are fictionalised. More generally, students will be asked to consider the ways contemporary Australian writing critically engages with themes concerning nationality, identity, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites 30 credit points of first-year English


Incompatible subjects ENG2CAN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEveryman's rules for scientific livingPrescribedTiffany, C. 2005PICADOR
ReadingsLoadedPrescribedTsiolkas, C. 1995VINTAGE
ReadingsPlains of promisePrescribedWright, A. 1997UQ PRESS
ReadingsPraisePrescribedMcgahan, A. 1992ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsRemembering BabylonPrescribedMalouf, D. 1993VINTAGE
ReadingsThe monkey's maskPrescribedPorter, D. 1994HYLAND HOUSE

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