Units of Study

ENGL3615 - Street Narratives

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rebecca Jane Johinke


This unit will map the movement of the drivers, passengers, and pedestrians who patrol our streets, pages, and screens. It has a particular focus on the flâneur. Starting with writers such as Poe, Dickens, and Baudelaire, students will reconfigure the streets as rhetorical spaces and consider how authors, artists and filmmakers use urban streetscapes as sites to construct representations of class, gender, race, sanity and sexuality. Students will reconsider concepts of authorship and interrogate different kinds of texts.


1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd tutorial exercise (20%), 1x2500wd take-home exercise (40%)


A course reader will be available from the University Copy Centre


1x1-hr lecture/week,
1x1-hr tutorial/week and occasional film screenings


18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

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