• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies

The course introduces the concepts of literature in a number of Asian traditions past and present, which will all be presented in accessible English translation. The course will focus on attitudes to literature and explore the variety of texts in Asian literatures, requiring students to consider the relevance of European genre categories. Students will be encouraged to explore the social and literary environments that have shaped the production and interpretation of literary texts, and to consider the significance of such matters as a writer’s nationality, cultural background, gender, social class and historical context.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Having completed this course students will be able to:
  • Describe how literary studies has approached the study of Asia;
  • Critically use concepts and tools from literary studies to develop, review, analyse and synthesise knowledge about Asia;
  • Evaluate how the study of Asia has influenced literary studies;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical, social and cultural environments that produced literature and literary genres across Asia.

Indicative Assessment

In-Class and Discussion Board Participation (10%); Five Literature Reviews (15%); Essay #1, 1500 words/2000 PG (30%); Essay #2, 2500words/3500 PG (40%); Class presentation of Final Essay with circulated abstract (5%).

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Workload

1 x 2 hour lecture plus 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of courses.

Prescribed Texts

All readings will be available on-line

Preliminary Reading

All readings will be available on-line

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8893 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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