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ENGL2635 - Contemporary American Literature
Semester 1, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Rodney Joseph Taveira
Phone: +61 2 9114 2617
In an era of boom and bust, and in the wake of postmodernism, how do texts track their own fortunes and investments? We consider the way post-9/11 American culture engages with an ethos of correction to discuss the most interesting and exploratory work of the last decade. We are specifically interested in "other" Americas -- diverse communities beset by war, poverty, debt, resignation; the centrepiece of the unit is a sustained consideration of the television series The Wire.
1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd seminar presentation (10%), 1x3000wd take-home exercise (50%)
18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature
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