Units of Study

ENGL2613 - Literature, Politics and Modernity

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Robbie Moore

Description

This unit considers the creative interplay between literature and politics in the modern period (1789-1945), introducing and examining how authority, social structures and individual autonomy have been represented and analysed in real and imagined settings. Using an array of forms including novels, poems, documents, essays and film, we look at topics such as revolution, equality, imperialism, the environment and utopias. We track historical changes in how political power has operated and been challenged at the personal, national and global levels.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd take-home exercise (35%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (15%)

Textbooks

'The Norton Anthology of English Literature' Vol 2, 9th edition; Dickens: 'Hard Times'

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(12 junior credit points from English) OR (6 junior credit points from English plus AMST1001)

Prohibitions

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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