DEATH, PLEASURE AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

ENG1DPL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What pleasure and death have to do with literature? This subject introduces key terms and concepts in literary studies through the lens of our desires and fears as they have shaped literature and culture for centuries. Since Scheherazade, stories have mediated between death and pleasure. This subject explores the ways humans have transformed questions of life and death into literature in different times & places, genres & literary styles. The readings will be accompanied and elucidated in a range of tutorials, lectures 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
Discipline SpecificWuthering HeightsPrescribedEmily Bronte, 2002Norton Critical edition
Discipline SpecificMiddlesexPrescribedJeffrey Eugenides, 2002Picador
Discipline SpecificThe PassionPrescribed Jeanette Winterson, 1997Grove

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 1200 word essay25 01, 04, 03, 02
10 x online modules (multiple choice)25 01, 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 04, 03, 02, 01

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 1200 word essay25 01, 04, 03, 02
10 x online modules (multiple choice)25 01, 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 04, 03, 02, 01

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 1200 word essay25 01, 04, 03, 02
10 x online modules (multiple choice)25 01, 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 04, 03, 02, 01

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 1200 word essay25 01, 04, 03, 02
10 x online modules (multiple choice)25 01, 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 04, 03, 02, 01

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 1200 word essay25 01, 04, 03, 02
10 x online modules (multiple choice)25 01, 02, 04
One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination50 04, 03, 02, 01