NOVELS OF LOVE AND WAR

ENG3NOV

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Love and war have always impelled the arts; they have been the subject of poetry, plays and prose, music and song, dance and the visual arts. In this subject, students study the ways in which love and war have been fictionalised since the early twentieth century in a range of novels on the first world war, the Holocaust, the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, and the unfinished war that is Australian colonialism. Students will study novels by English, American, Hungarian, Iraqi and Australian writers in their broader cultural contexts from the 1920s to the present. The study of the texts' cultural contexts includes a consideration of other art forms: how did filmmakers, painters, poets and musicians respond to the climate of war in the same historical and political periods? Students will also study the significance of aesthetic form and style for the novels' capacities to evoke meaning. This subject addresses the sustainability thinking essential.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Ravenscroft

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials, online learning activity, essay assessments, group presentation, reading set texts  

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

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Readings

Kaddish for an Unborn Child

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AuthorKertesz, I

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PublisherHydra

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Regeneration

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AuthorBarker, P

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PublisherPenguin

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Mrs Dalloway

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AuthorWoolf, V

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PublisherWordsworth

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The Corpse Washer

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AuthorAntton, S

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PublisherYale University Press

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The Swan Book

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AuthorWright, A

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PublisherGiramondo

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Articulate in written and verbal forms an understanding of the attributes of the modern novel and its relationship to political and social contexts
02. Demonstrate familiarity with pertinent critical and theoretical debates about the novel
03. Formulate reasoned and substantiated arguments about a variety of texts
04. Synthesis knowledge of a range of novels in different genres and styles
05. Use and understand relevant literary and cultural theories in formulating responses to individual texts

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-ordinatorAlison Ravenscroft

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Each week there is either a lecture that is delivered face-to-face or blended; OR a lecture/workshop delivered via the LMS

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.
Most weeks tutorials will be conducted face-to-face, and attendance is required. Some weeks the tutorials may be delivered online via the LMS.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Take home exam in the form of one 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Ravenscroft

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Each week there is either a lecture that is delivered face-to-face or blended; OR a lecture/workshop delivered via the LMS

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.
Most weeks tutorials will be conducted face-to-face, and attendance is required. Some weeks the tutorials may be delivered online via the LMS.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Take home exam in the form of one 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Ravenscroft

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Each week there is either a lecture that is delivered face-to-face or blended; OR a lecture/workshop delivered via the LMS

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.
Most weeks tutorials will be conducted face-to-face, and attendance is required. Some weeks the tutorials may be delivered online via the LMS.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Take home exam in the form of one 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Ravenscroft

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Each week there is either a lecture that is delivered face-to-face or blended; OR a lecture/workshop delivered via the LMS

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.
Most weeks tutorials will be conducted face-to-face, and attendance is required. Some weeks the tutorials may be delivered online via the LMS.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Take home exam in the form of one 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Ravenscroft

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Each week there is either a lecture that is delivered face-to-face or blended; OR a lecture/workshop delivered via the LMS

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.
Most weeks tutorials will be conducted face-to-face, and attendance is required. Some weeks the tutorials may be delivered online via the LMS.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Take home exam in the form of one 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5