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.
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 AssessmentIn-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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Workload1 x 2 hour lecture plus 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsAll readings will be available on-line
All readings will be available on-line
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|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|