- Code ENGL1013
- 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 English
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Monique Rooney
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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How does literature travel? How do texts shape, and get shaped by, place and history? This course will introduce you to a range of critical and contextual approaches to the study of literature. You will examine the ways literary texts have circulated in global culture and how they are connected with notions of empire, nation and exile, international markets and literary celebrity. You will look at literature from diasporic, postcolonial and settler contexts, as well as texts from the heart of empire. Texts studied may include, for example, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds in light of Neill Blomkamp’s 2009 film District 9, and Nam Le’s The Boat alongside Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad. You will trace literary genres and movements such as modernism, science fiction and the gothic across time and place in novels, short fiction, film and poetry.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Read carefully with attention to detail and to the way literary texts are constructed
- Demonstrate familiarity with a range of approaches to studying the relationship between literary texts and their contexts (historical, literary-historical, political, national)
- Effectively find and use relevant secondary sources and demonstrate an understanding of academic practice in relation to attribution and referencing
- Present evidence, develop an argument and structure an essay
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Indicative AssessmentIn-class assessment (20%) [learning outcomes 1, 2, 5]
Essay (1500 words, 15%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5] Online annotated bibliography (15%) [learning outcome 3]
Essay (2000 words, 40%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5,]
Tutorial participation (10%) [learning outcomes 1,2,5]
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Workload2 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. Students can expect to commit up to 7 hours of independent study per week over the duration of the semester.
Preliminary ReadingNam Le, The Boat
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|20 Jul 2015
|07 Aug 2015
|31 Aug 2015
|30 Oct 2015