Contemporary Australian Literature
Not available in 2013
Examines recent writing of fiction in Australia from 1990 to the present. It covers a range of genres, including novel, short story, autobiography and metafiction, and explores the tension between postmodernism and politics in the field through an examination of the discourses of gender, class, race and sexuality in each text.
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course students will have:
1. a detailed knowledge of the texts on the course and of the literary field under examination;
2. the ability to analyse literary texts in their social contexts; and
3. a detailed understanding of the theoretical concepts informing recent shifts in the field.
|Content||1. an examination of the diverse generic content of Australian fiction of the last decade;
2. an examination of the relationship between literary text and social context;
3. an examination of the consistent tension between postmodernism and;
4. discussion of politics in the period.
|Replacing Course(s)||ENGL3460 Contemporary Australian Literature|
|Transition||Students who have successfully completed ENGL3460 Contemporary Australian Literature are precluded from enrolment in this course.|
|Assumed Knowledge||20 units of English at 1000 level|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|