Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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 currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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


The 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.

Assumed knowledge

40 units of English

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Two to four written assignments *

Participation: Student participation in class discussion

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.