• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Language Studies
  • Areas of interest English, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course is offered as a Common Option in the School of Language Studies, open to students of French, German, Italian and Spanish, with the aim of offering students a European intercultural perspective. The focus of this course is literary narratives in European traditions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Major prose writers writing in these European languages are examined. Texts cover movements such as modernism and postmodernism, as well as representations of colonialism and of the Holocaust. Reading bricks of additional prescribed primary and selected secondary sources will be provided. A weekly common lecture given in English introduces relevant theory and concepts. This is followed by a weekly language-specific tutorial allowing for interpretation and evaluation of the lecture’s content with regard to the specific target language. In a fortnightly intercultural seminar, all language groups merge to exercise the knowledge gained in the language-specific seminars, and students come together to present and discuss their specific findings.

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. Discuss a variety of European literary texts both in their ‘national' context, and cross-culturally;
  2. Comparedifferences in the evolution of narrative technique,primarily in European literature;
  3. Demonstrate mastery of subject matter, including critical terminology (in target languages);
  4. Apply information, concepts and theories to illustrate and analyze aspects of European narrative from a national perspective as well as a broader European and global context.
  5. LOs 1-4 assume usage of the target language; enhancing linguistic capacity in that target language will be a further outcome.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Active tutorial and seminar participation throughout the semester (10%) (LOs 1,2,3,4);
  2. 1 x 1200-1500 word essay, in the target language, due mid-semester (40%) (LOs 1,2,3,4);
  3. 1 x 1500-1800 word essay, in the target language, due in the exam period (50%) (LOs 1,2,3,4)

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Two and a half hours a week (one 1-hour lecture in English, one 1-hour tutorial in the target language, one fortnightly 1-hour seminar in English)Outside of class, an additional 7.5 hours/week.Total workload over the semester is 130 hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 12 units of English (ENGL) courses or completion of FREN3007 or GERM2106 or ITAL2007. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
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