Units of Study

ASLT2620 - Writing Australian Nature

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Brigid Anne Rooney


How does writing engage with nature in Australia - its geographic wonders, its layered meanings and its complex human histories? What roles have writers, artists, photographers and others played in creating an environmental consciousness? This unit examines Indigenous and non-Indigenous texts, introducing themes that have shaped and defined Australian literature, past and present. How have Australian nature, place and environment challenged writers? Can literature transform the way we think about or care for the world in which we live?


1x500wd tutorial task (15%), 1x1500wd journal writing task (35%) and 1x2000wd essay (50%)


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


18 junior credit points including 12 junior credit points from English


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