Australian Literature

Australian Literature

ASLT2609 Australian Writing in the Postmodern Age

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Brigid Rooney Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points including 12 junior credit points from English Prohibitions: ASLT2009 Assessment: 1x1500wd essay (30%) and 1x3000wd take-home exercise (70%)
Must one country's postmodernism look the same as another's? Must one hemisphere's? Concentrating upon works written since 1988, this course 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.
ASLT2616 Australian Stage and Screen

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kirkpatrick Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (18 junior credit points including 12 junior credit points from English) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011) Prohibitions: ASLT2006, ASLT2016 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), 1x oral presentation, 1x500wd written summary (20%)
Australian theatre and cinema have lively, at times intersecting, histories, and have played significant roles at both national and international levels, from the depiction of various local 'types' on stage and screen, to the work of Australian actors, directors and cinematographers overseas. This unit examines selected plays and films over the last century or so through a number of thematic focuses, including: race, gender and national identity; comic traditions; Australia and the world; modernity and innovation.
ASLT2620 Writing Australian Nature

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Brigid Rooney Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points including 12 junior credit points from English Assessment: 1x500wd tutorial task (15%), 1x1500wd journal writing task (35%) and 1x2000wd essay (50%)
How does writing engage with nature in Australia - its geographic wonders, its layered meanings and its complex human histories? What roles have writers, artists, photographers and others played in creating an environmental consciousness? This unit examines Indigenous and non-Indigenous texts, introducing themes that have shaped and defined Australian literature, past and present. How have Australian nature, place and environment challenged writers? Can literature transform the way we think about or care for the world in which we live?
ASLT4011 Australian Literature Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Huw Griffiths Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x2-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: Credit or above in 48 Senior credit points from Australian Literature including ENGL3655 Assessment: 1x15000wd thesis (40%), 3x6000wd written work (60%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in Australian Literature consists of a thesis written under the supervision of one, or more, members of
academic staff and three seminars, selected from a range of Australian literature options, that meet once a week for two
hours. Students would usually do two seminar options in their first semester, and one in their second semester. One of the first semester options is assessed, in part, through participation in the English department's honours conference. For more information, contact the Honours Coordinator in Australian Literature.
ASLT4012 Australian Literature Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Huw Griffiths Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ASLT4011
Refer to ASLT4011
ASLT4013 Australian Literature Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Huw Griffiths Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ASLT4012
Refer to ASLT4011
ASLT4014 Australian Literature Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Huw Griffiths Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ASLT4013
Refer to ASLT4011