• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject English
  • Areas of interest Literature
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Russell Smith
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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This course spans an historical era of enormous range and significance: from the French Revolution in 1789 to the mid-twentieth century; from Romanticism to Modernism and after. The course will examine some of the most challenging and influential writers and texts from the last two centuries, examining how literature responds to the upheavals of modernity in terms of history and politics, communications and technology, gender and sexuality, and social and economic relations. A central focus will be to examine how these distinctively modern conceptions and theories of literature continue to set the agenda for literary practice in our language.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. apply knowledge of the historical and cultural contexts of the literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to some major authors, works and genres;
  2. reflect and write analytically about the literary works and their contexts;
  3. develop their own skills of literary critical analysis; and
  4. understand and successfully deploy a range of terms and concepts integral to literary studies.

Indicative Assessment

  1. (3000 word) essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. (3000 word) essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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 ENGL2008 or ENGL3022.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

Preliminary Reading

As per prescribed texts

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

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7258 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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