Units of Study
ASLT2609 - Australian Writing in the Postmodern Age
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: David Brooks
Must one country's postmodernism look the same as another's? Must one hemisphere's? Concentrating upon works written
since 1988, this course looks at some of the early texts of Australian postmodernism, the domestic and international contexts in which they took seed, and how Australian postmodernism has subsequently developed, asking as it does so whether it has any distinguishing features, trying to explain what these might be, and how they might have come about.
1x1500wd essay (30%) and 1x3000wd take-home exam (70%)
Texts will include:
Malouf, D. Remembering Babylon (Penguin).
Bail, M. Eucalyptus (Text).
Porter, D. The Monkey's Mask (Hyland House).
Scott, K. Benang (Fremantle).
Coetzee, J. Elizabeth Costello (Viking).
Other texts, especially those by contemporary poets, will be set according to what is in print at the time the unit is to be taught, or made available in a Resources book
12 Junior credit points from Table A including ENGL1008
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