- Code ENGL2081
- 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
This course examines a range of Australian literary, theatrical and cinematic crime narratives from the 19th century to the present. It explores Australian literary, stage and screen history through the ideas of crime and the criminal, introducing students to key 19th and 20th century Australian texts and investigating the relationships between literature, ethics, law and society. It also introduces students to a range of critical approaches to reading generic or ‘popular' fiction and film. Writers considered may include Marcus Clarke, Mary Fortune, Fergus Hume, Peter Temple, Doris Pilkington and Andrew McGahan.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By satisfying the aims of this course students should be able to:
- think critically about notions of crime, justice and ethics in relation to literature and Australian culture.
- write and speak critically about a range of literary and cinematic genres
- demonstrate familiarity with a range of key Australian texts and films from the early nineteenth century to the present.
Indicative Assessment1,500 word essay (35%, learning outcomes 1,2,3,4)
2,500 word essay (55%, learning outcomes 1,2,3,4)
Tutorial participation (10%, learning outcomes 1,2,4)
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WorkloadThe course consists of one 1.5 hour lecture, one 1 hourtutorial and 7.5 hours of associated study time per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsPreliminary Reading: Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life(Penguin or UQP).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4263||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|