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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to postcolonial reading practice through the study of modernist writing in English. Modernism -a cluster of early twentieth-century experimental and avant-garde movements in literature and the arts - has been very influential in the institutionalisation of Western literary criticism and the histories of European canon-formation. Set texts by writers from a range of countries will be situated in the contexts of colonial and post-independence cultures and experiences of gender, race, class, sexuality, desire, ethnicity, nation and expatriation. Students examine the ways in which writers have negotiated and shaped modernist practices of representation, tensions between the narrative possibilities of modernism and realism, and the recent Western anthropological, psychological and philosophical theories which often informed modernist practices of representation.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 120 credit points of HUSS subjects


Incompatible subjectsENG2PRE OR ENG3REM OR ENG2REM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Develop and refine critical and essay writing skills
02. Apply research skills appropriate to the field.
03. Evaluate key terms and concepts in postcolonial studies and modernist studies
04. Describe and discuss the literary, cultural and historical contexts of the prescribed texts

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