Units of Study

ASLT2602 - Revolutionary Writing?: 1960s and beyond

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Bernadette Brennan


The 1960s were a time of international cultural and social upheaval. A new range of cultural influences, drugs, pop art, sexual, women's and gay liberation, and the predominantly American counter-culture, influenced a new generation of Australian writers. Bush realism gave way to previously censored subject material - sex, drugs, anti-Vietnam War sentiment - and innovative forms of writing. This unit of study investigates these issues through the works of some of the key writers of this period.


1x1500wd essay (30%) and 1x3000wd take-home exercise (70%)


David Malouf, 'An Imaginary Life';
Mudrooroo, 'Wildcat Falling'. Angus & Robertson;
Stow R. 'Tourmaline'. UQP;
White P. 'The Solid Mandala'. Vintage;
Castro, B. 'Birds of Passage'. Course Reader will include short stories from Moorhouse, Carey, Garner as well as the poetry that will be covered in this unit of study


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points from Table A



Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.


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