Reading Magazines (ENGL6970)


This unit celebrates magazines as an important but often over-looked part of Australian print and digital culture. Starting with an overview of the history of print culture in Australia and the role of iconic magazines like the Bulletin and Women's Weekly in constructing literary and popular culture, we then examine a cross-section of publications from 'little' literary magazines to fashion, gossip, sports, special-interest, custom and online magazines.

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Intensive mode


1x2000wd Critical analysis of a magazine (40%), 2x 1000wd Oral Presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Critical analysis of a magazine (40%),

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Cross-listed for Master of Publishing students.

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