- Code ENGL2085
- 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 Drama, English, Film
This course rethinks ‘Australian literature’ as it is often conceived by foregrounding First Nations creative and critical production. It will not tell a story about the spirit of the pioneers or being at home in landscape. Instead, it takes students on a less-travelled path through Australian cultural history. From 19th-century gothic writing to contemporary novels, plays and films, this course will question nationalist frameworks for thinking about this body of work and offer new approaches to examining the relationship between literature and the nation state, and the role of our writers, theatre- and film-makers in shaping our social worlds. Students will be invited to examine works in a range of genres and forms which may include essays, creative nonfiction, novels, poetry, plays, film and television, developing skills in analysing these narrative forms and understanding of the breadth of cultural production in Australia today.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate familiarity with a range of Australian literary, dramatic and cinematic texts from the early nineteenth century to the present;
- write and speak critically about literary, dramatic and cinematic texts in a range of genres;
- identify and discuss key critical and creative works by Aboriginal writers, playwrights and/or filmmakers; and
- read carefully with attention to detail and to the ways in which literary, dramatic and cinematic narratives are constructed.
- In-class analysis (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- (2000 word) essay (45) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- (2000 word) essay (45) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures/film screenings and 12 hours of tutorials, and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Melissa Lucashenko, Too Much Lip
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