Units of Study

ENGL2613 - Literature, Politics and Modernity

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter Marks
Phone: +61 2 9351 6862
Email: peter.marks@sydney.edu.au

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%)

Classes

2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 credit points at 1000 level in English

Prohibitions

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

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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