Postmodernism (ENGL2617)


This unit will explore some of the most interesting and innovative theoretical, literary and multimedia texts of the last half century. Some of the topics to be explored include the relationship between modernism and postmodernism; movements, communities and subcultures; experimentalism and activism; small press publishing and independent cinema; politics, history and cultural value; genre, style and intertextuality; auteurism and the 'death of the author'.

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1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), 1x500wd equivalent tutorial presentation (10%), tutorial participation (10%)

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(12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011)



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