Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ENGL6101 - Approaches to Genre

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Liam Eagle Semler


This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. In this unit students will critically examine significant theoretical definitions of and debates about genre through time. They will apply an advanced understanding of genres (or 'kinds' or 'forms') to representative and problematic texts in order to develop a deep appreciation of the function, limitations and transformations of genre in literature. The complex relationship between formal properties, creativity and historical context will be explored.


1x1500wd written assignment (20%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x2000wd essay (30%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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