• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject English
  • Areas of interest English
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Russell Smith
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course provides students with a grounding in some of the major theoretical methodologies in literary studies. These may include post colonialism and postmodernism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, feminism and queer theory, and historical and cultural materialist approaches to literary texts. The course will examine important themes in literary interpretation including character, voice, narrative, and genre.  This course is strongly recommended to students considering undertaking an Honours year.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Show an appreciation of the relevance and value of theoretical models in literary study.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of important theoretical methodologies by summarising key concepts or arguments.
  3. Demonstrate a capacity to apply these concepts or arguments in a close reading of a literary text.

 

Indicative Assessment

Two 2000 word essays, 50% each [Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3].

 

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Workload

The course consists of a one and a half hour lecture, one 1 hour tutorial, and seven and a half hours of associated study time per week for thirteen weeks.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 Units of English (ENGL) Courses. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading

To be advised on Wattle site.

Majors

Minors

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
8881 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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