The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2018

Course handbook


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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. demonstrate awareness of contemporary debates and issues in English or Creative Writing;

2. acquire advanced interpretive skills in comprehension of contemporary theory and practice in English or Creative Writing;

3. demonstrate the ability to conduct research independently, and to express clear and informed arguments, orally and in writing, on aspects of English or Creative Writing;

4. demonstrate skills in writing an extended analytic essay or creative project demonstrating engagement with and knowledge of a chosen topic or theme at the advanced undergraduate level;

5. display awareness of the research-led writing process in English or Creative Writing


The 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

Assumed knowledge

20 units of English at 1000 level

Assessment items

Report: Written Reports

Essay: Final Essay

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Seminar combines lecture material and group discussion.