• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Julieanne Lamond
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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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 and directors considered may include Marcus Clarke, Kim Scott, David Michod, John Hillcoat, Dorothy Porter and Andrew McGahan.

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. Think critically about notions of crime, justice and ethics in relation to literature and Australian culture.
  2. Write and speak critically about a range of literary and cinematic genres
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with a range of key Australian texts and films from the early nineteenth century to the present.
  4. Understand and successfully deploy a range of terms and concepts integral to literary studies.

Indicative Assessment

1,500 word essay (30%, learning outcomes 1,2,3,4)

2,500 word essay (45%), learning outcomes 1,2,3,4)

Tutorial participation (10%, learning outcomes 1,2,4)

1000 word critical analysis (15%, Learning outcome 4)

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Workload

The course consists of one 1.5 hour lecture, one 1 hour tutorial and 7.5 hours of associated study time per week.


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Masters level program. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ENGL2081

Preliminary Reading

Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life (Penguin or UQP).



As per prescribed texts


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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4269 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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