Units of Study

ENGL1002 - Narratives of Romance and Adventure

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Henry Kane
Email: james.kane@sydney.edu.au


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: genre, epic and myth; the unfolding of adventure and gender relations; intertextuality and the nature of humankind.


1x1000wd Assignment (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x1.5hr Exam (35%)


2x1hr lectures/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.


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