Units of Study
ENGL1002 - Narratives of Romance and Adventure
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Margaret Rogerson
This unit explores the art of narrative from Greek and Roman antiquity to the present. What makes Homer's Odyssey and Ovid's Metamorphoses defining texts for the history of narrative? Why are the early masters of English narrative so compelling? How does a film like O Brother, Where Art Thou? fit in? Issues of particular relevance include the nature of epic, myth and satire; the unfolding of adventure and gender relations; the history of Britain; and the nature of humankind.
1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x1.5-hr exam (30%), 1x1000wd assignment (20%), 1x debate peformance (10%), tutorial participation (10%)
Homer, The Odyssey; Shakespeare, The Tempest; Swift, Gulliver's Travels; Coen brothers (film), O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Unit Resource Book, including: Ovid, Metamorphoses, extracts; Weland; Deor; Sir Orfeo; Chaucer, Miller's Tale, Tale of Sir Topas; Marlowe, Hero and Leander; Narrative theory readings
2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week
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