• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course examines a range of 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  texts and investigating the relationships between literature, ethics, law and society. It also introduces students to a range of critical approaches to reading genres such as detective and noir fiction, the western, and the gangster film. Films studied may include The Proposition and Animal Kingdom, and writers considered may include Marcus Clarke, Mary Fortune, Kim Scott and Dorothy Porter.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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. critically analyse and evaluate literary and cinematic texts, and popular discourses of crime and criminality; and
  4. demonstrate familiarity with a range of key Australian texts and films from the early nineteenth century to the present.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Essay (1500 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Essay (2500 words) (55) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials, and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 Units of 1000 level English (ENGL) courses or 6 units of Screen Studies (SCRN) units, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ENGL6024.

Prescribed Texts

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

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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