Units of Study

ENGL2672 - Postcolonial Modernisms/Modernities

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Lee
Phone: +61 2 9351 2978
Email: fiona.lee@sydney.edu.au


This unit examines literary and cultural expressions of modernism/modernity in sites that were or continue to be colonised. We will study how notions such as race, gender, class, sexuality, nation, and religion shape ideas of being modern, and how 20th and 21st century aesthetic works register the contradictory yet interconnected experiences of modernity.


3 x 500wd Reader Response (30%), 1x 1000wd Interpretive Analysis (20%), 1x 2000wd Research Project (35%), 1x Participation (15%)


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

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


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