Units of Study

ENGL3616 - Reading Contemporary America

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Melissa Hardie
Phone: +61 2 9351 7737
Email: melissa.hardie@sydney.edu.au

Description

In this unit we will investigate aesthetic production in the United States since 9/11. Students will explore the most interesting and engaging cultural work done in the US over the last decade, focusing on diverse communities beset by war, poverty, decline, debt, and crisis. We will look at literature, film, television, radio, photography and art. Our centrepiece is a sustained consideration of the television series The Wire.

Assessments

1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x1000wd critical reflection (20%), 1x4000wd research essay (60%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

(18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (ARHT2656 and 6 credit points from (ARHT2652, ARHT2653, ARHT2655, ARHT2567, ENGL2627, ENGL2638, ENGL3604, FILM2601, HSTY2608, ICLS2637 or MUSC2663))

Prohibitions

ENGL2635

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ENGL3616

Seminar

           

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ENGL3616

Seminar

           

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