AMERICAN LITERATURE

ENG2ALT

2015

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-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

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
ReadingsHousekeepingPrescribedRobinson, MarilynneN/A
ReadingsNightwood,PrescribedBarnes, D.FABER
ReadingsSlaughterhouse-fivePrescribedVonnegut, KurtN/A
ReadingsThe Crying of Lot 49PrescribedPynchon, ThomasN/A
ReadingsThe Great GatsbyPrescribedFitzgerald, ScottN/A
ReadingsThe Human StainPrescribedRoth, PhillipN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. A knowledge of several concepts central to understanding modernism and postmodernism in the literary arts.

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 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, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Essay50 01, 03, 04
2000-word Workbook50 01, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Essay50 01, 03, 04
2000-word Workbook50 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Essay50 01, 03, 04
2000-word Workbook50 01, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Essay50 01, 03, 04
2000-word Workbook50 01, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word Essay50 01, 03, 04
2000-word Workbook50 01, 03, 04