Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ENGL6948 - American Author, American Auteur

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Kelly

Description

This unit will study continuities in American film and literature through intensive analysis of representative novelists and filmmakers. We will be considering the question of aesthetic authority in relation to literature and cinema, the creative role of the author and the auteur in the production of the literary or cinematic work of art, and the role of literature and film in cultural self-reflection, especially in relation to two enduring themes of American self-consciousness, the quest and original sin.

Assessments

1x4000wd essay (100%)

Textbooks

Prose:
Hawthorne: 'The Scarlet Letter';
Fitzgerald: 'The Great Gatsby';
Faulkner: 'Absalom, Absalom!';
Wharton: 'The Age Of Innocence'.


Film:
Welles: 'Citizen Kane';
Hawks: 'The Big Sleep';
Ford: 'The Searchers';
Scorsese: 'Taxi Driver';
Allen: 'Crimes and Misdemeanours';
Eastwood: 'Mystic River'.

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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