Units of Study

ENGL2671 - Australian Writing in the Postmodern Age

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Brigid Anne Rooney
Phone: +61 2 9351 4517
Email: brigid.rooney@sydney.edu.au


Is one country's postmodernism the same as another's? Concentrating on works produced since the 1980s this unit looks at some of the early texts of Australian postmodernism, thinking about the range of local, domestic and international contexts with which they engage. It asks whether Australian postmodernism has any distinguishing features, trying to explain what these might be, and how they might have come about, and how it has developed in the contemporary era of digital and social media.


5x 200wd Online posts (10%), 1x 1500wd Essay (40%), 1x 2000wd Take-Home Exercise (50%)


2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


12 credit points at 1000 level in Australian Literature or 12 credit points at 1000 level in English Studies




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