DEATH, PLEASURE AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

ENG1DPL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What do pleasure and death have to do with literature? This subject introduces key terms and concepts in literary studies through the lens of our pleasures and fears as they have shaped literature and culture for centuries. Since Scheherazade stories have mediated between pleasure and death. This subject explores the ways humans have transformed questions of life, death and longing into literature in different times & places, genres & literary styles. The readings will be accompanied and elucidated by a range of tutorials, interactive lecture events and online forums.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesDiscussions in class, the lectures, podcasts and in online chat-rooms, online quizzes and written assignments

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Middlesex

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AuthorJeffrey Eugenides

Year2002

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PublisherPicador

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Introduction to Literature, Criticism & Theory

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAndrew Bennett & Nicholas Royle

Year2014

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PublisherTaylor & Francis

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Wuthering Heights

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEmily Bronte

Year2002

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PublisherNorton Critical Edition

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The Passion

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AuthorJeanette Winterson

Year1997

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PublisherGrove

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. To apply basic critical and theoretical concepts and terminology in the analysis of literary texts.
03. To identify and contextualise theoretical concepts in secondary readings and incorporate secondary readings meaningfully into a research essay.
04. To analyse passages of literary texts through close reading.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Four 2.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4

One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Four 2.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4

One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Four 2.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4

One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Four 2.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4

One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Four 2.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 x online modules (multiple choice tests) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One 1200-word essay (includes peer workshopping of a draft of the assessment, worth 5%)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4

One 1800-word essay in lieu of examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4