Units of Study

ASLT2622 - Australian Modernism

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter John Kirkpatrick

Description

By 1900 Australia was one of the most urbanised countries in the world and embraced modern life - city living, new technologies, the mass media - with a passion second only to that of the USA. Focusing on the early to mid-twentieth century, this unit explores literary responses to Australian modernity within both popular and high culture, from the poetry of urban life to experimental fiction, together with some of the relationships between writing and other art forms.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exam (40%) and 1x oral presentation and 500wd written summary (20%)

Textbooks

may include works by Christopher Brennan, Henry Lawson, Lesbia Harford, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Kenneth Slessor, Xavier Herbert, Marjorie Barnard, Patrick White, James McAuley, the Jindyworobak poets, and others

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from Table A

Prohibitions

ASLT2601

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