Not currently offered
Course code

ENGL1040

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to Australian literature and culture through consideration of constructions of Australian identities in a broad range of texts including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, film and television.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2019.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify different representations of Australian cultural identity in popular literature, film and television.

2. Recognise the different discourses of nationhood and citizenship attached to these representations.

3. Provide in-depth analysis and critique of selected course texts.

4. Develop core skills in written and oral communication.


Content

Topics can include:

  • Key concepts and methods in literary and cultural studies
  • Skills in reading different media critically
  • Representations of Indigeneity
  • Representations of multiculturalism
  • Representations of whiteness
  • Representations of femininity
  • Representations of masculinity
  • Representations of queerness
  • Discourses of nationhood and citizenship

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Review or Report (30%)

Essay: Essay (40%)

Presentation: Oral Presentation (30%)

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