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ENGL4116 - Approaches to Genre

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Liam Eagle Semler
Phone: +61 2 9351 6852
Email: liam.semler@sydney.edu.au


In this unit students will critically examine significant theoretical definitions of and debates about genre through time. They will apply an advanced understanding of genres (or 'kinds' or 'forms') to representative and problematic texts in order to develop a deep appreciation of the function, limitations and transformations of genre in literature. The complex relationship between formal properties, creativity and historical context will be explored.


1x 6000wd Essay (100%)


1x2hr seminar/week


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