Modern World Literature

Course code ENGL3101Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course introduces students to a number of modern texts of international significance, thus familiarising them with major aspects of current world literature. Texts written by foreign-language authors are examined in English translation. Internal mode of delivery.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Comprehension of texts in English and in English translation.
2. Critical analysis of texts.
3. Understanding of literary, historical, social and cultural movements associated with these texts.
4. Language development through discussion and writing about texts and theories related to them.
5. Independent research using secondary literature related to the prescribed texts.
ContentThe course aims to provide an insight into major modern writers. Students will
* Engage in close reading of prose, verse and dramatic texts.
* Engage in practical criticism of literary technique
* Express opinions about and give reasoned responses to texts
Replacing Course(s)IDIS2040 (2003)
TransitionNone required
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units of English at 1000 level
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totalling 1000-4500 words.
Other: (please specify)Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.

Specific instructions about the weighting, timing and word limits of all assessment tasks will be found in the course outline available in the first two weeks of semester.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENGL3101