Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ENGL6937 - Major Movements in Contemporary Prose

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Beth Yahp


This unit introduces students to the rationale, principles and techniques of a selection of four major movements in contemporary prose (largely but not exclusively fiction), the particular movements in any one semester being dependent upon the expertise of the staff available. Sample components: the postmodern novel; ecritures feminines; magic realism; metafiction; contemporary realism; narrative non-fiction; ficto-criticism; the feminist detective; contemporary Australians; cyberfiction; life writing. Each movement is taught by way of two exemplary texts, one Australian and one drawn from other writing in the English language.


1x6000wd essay (100%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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