- Code ENGL6033
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject English
- Areas of interest Literature
An introduction to creative writing in English from countries formerly colonised by Britain. The course explores recent literary fiction, within the context of local histories, politics and cultural patterns, and their relations and reactions to colonial and neo-colonial forces. Students will also be introduced to recent theoretical approaches to understanding postcoloniality, and will gain a better insight into how these issues relate to Australia's own history of colonialism. The countries or regions to be examined in some depth may vary from year to year; the conception of the unit will not, however, be affected by such variations.
Learning OutcomesUpon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify key questions, authors, and literary forms in postcolonial literature
- Think critically about these texts in relation to postcolonial theory
- Situate these works in their larger cultural contexts
- Develop interpretative skills of close reading
- Offer nuanced interpretations, articulate coherent arguments, and develop research skills through your written essays
- Understand and successfully deploy a range of terms and concepts integral to literary studies.
One 1,500 word essay (30%) and either a final two-hour examination or a 2,500-word essay (40%) (LO 1-5)
1000 word critical analysis (20%) (LO4)
Tutorial participation (10%) (LO 2,4,5)
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130 hours across the semester, comprised of 2 hours of lecture and 1 x hour tutorial, plus 7 hours of associated study each week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Indicative Reading List
V.S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
C.N. Adichie, Purple Hibiscus
Lloyd Jones, Mr Pip
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|8869||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person|