Modern Asian Literature

Course code ENGL3016Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course will provide an introduction to literary works from East Asia, South Asia, and/or Southeast Asia written from the nineteenth century to the present. Students will add to their knowledge of literatures from around the world by learning about the diverse and complex historical and cultural contexts that shape these works. They will also gain a better understanding about the importance of contextualisation in literary analysis. The course may cover texts from two to three of the regions listed above, or may provide a detailed survey of works from any one of these regions.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Recognise and discuss the varied concerns of literary works from different parts of Asia;
2. Demonstrate skills in interpretation and analysis of literary texts at an advanced undergraduate level;
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate at an advanced undergraduate level;
4. Demonstrate skills in information literacy and use of technology to perform research;
5. Write analytic essays at an advanced undergraduate level
ContentThe content of this course will focus on the study of literary works from East Asia, South Asia, and/or Southeast Asia written from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. The exact texts and topics studied will vary from offering to offering.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge40 units of English
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo to four written assignments, 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.
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