Contemporary Literature

Course code ENGL2007Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Provides a study of literature in English since 1950, examining key moments and developments in contemporary writing, and writers who have helped to shape them. The focus of this course will vary from time to time; it may feature writers and texts of a particular movement or genre or writers from a particular geographical region or cultural background, or it may examine a key theme or issue within a chosen period in contemporary literary history. Further information on the focus will be made available each time the course is offered.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1) Recognise and discuss features of an area of literature in English since 1950;
2) Demonstrate skills in interpretation and analysis of contemporary literary works at intermediate undergraduate level;
3) Demonstrate the ability to communicate at intermediate undergraduate level;
4) Demonstrate skills in information literacy and use of technology to perform research;
5) Write analytic essays at intermediate undergraduate level.
ContentContent of this course will vary from offering to offering, but will focus on the study of literature in English since 1950. Topics may include: developments within literary language across the period; elements of a genre within the period; literature of a particular geographical area within the period; literary, linguistic, and cultural preoccupations within writing of the period.
Replacing Course(s)ENGL3653 Tradition and Innovation in Modern Literature
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ENGL3653 Tradition and Innovation in Modern Literature are precluded from enrolment in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units of English at 1000 level
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo to four written assignments (maximum equiv. 2000 words), which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, peer reviews, in-class or online tests and/or quizzes, wikis, or journal entries, totalling approximately 4000 words. (100%)
Other: (please specify)Student participation in class discussion may be assessed. Students will be notified in assessment documents at the beginning of the term whether and how participation will be assessed.

Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term