Units of Study

ENGL3658 - Narrating Trauma

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Victoria Burrows

Description

This unit explores the theory and pracices of narrative trauma. The trauma texts we study will illustrate how trauma impacts on the construction of memory and its articulation in situations of war, the ongoing affects of racism and in individual personally traumatic events. However, these narratives also demonstrate how the art of representation in all its diversity can allow for movement beyond the interrupted consciousness of trauma and so provide a context in which indivdual and social healing may occur.

Assessments

1x1500wd close reading essay (25%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr take-home exercise (35%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

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 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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