CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO LITERATURE
Credit points: 30
In this subject students will read a body of work that traverses eight centuries of literature in English, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to the present, and across three or more continents. The distinct approach taken in this subject brings together the close study of individual texts on one hand, and considerations of very contemporary debates, concepts and theoretical approaches on the other. It revisits the traditions that have shaped literary studies, looking at the ways literary texts arise from, depart from and return to orthodoxy; it studies different genres across time and place; it looks at 'time' and 'place' themselves; it looks at contestations over artistic 'centres' and 'margins', and the effects on these of theories and politics of affect, decolonization, sexuality and gender.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesWritten work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills.Written work that conforms to the proper academic protocols of citation and reference.Written work that demonstrates knowledge of the relevant concepts.Written work that effectively mobilises relevant critical and/or theoretical material in the course of developing an original argument.Written work with clear argumentation.
Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA or AHCA or AHCAB
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow
SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 4000-word essay
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One 4000-word essayStudents present work-in-progress towards the essay to a seminar attended by a range of staff members for formative feedback before submitting the essay.
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