Australian Writing in the Postmodern Age (ASLT2609)


Must one country's postmodernism look the same as another's? Must one hemisphere's? Concentrating upon works written since the 1980s, this unit of study looks at some of the early texts of Australian postmodernism, the domestic and international contexts in which they took seed, and how Australian postmodernism has subsequently developed, asking as it does so whether it has any distinguishing features, trying to explain what these might be, and how they might have come about.

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Further unit of study information


2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


5x200wd online blog posts (10%), 1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take home exercise (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 Junior credit points including 12 Junior credit points from English



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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.