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ENGL1002 Narratives of Romance and Adventure

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Assignment (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x1.5hr Exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the art of narrative from Greek and Roman antiquity to the present. What makes Homer's Odyssey and Ovid's Metamorphoses defining texts for the history of narrative? Why are the early masters of English narrative so compelling? How does a film like O Brother, Where Art Thou? fit in? Issues of particular relevance include: genre, epic and myth; the unfolding of adventure and gender relations; intertextuality and the nature of humankind.
ENGL1007 Language, Texts and Time

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 2x500wd assignments (30%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%), 1x1.5-hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study equips students with some general tools for the close analysis of literary language. Grammatical concepts will be introduced and applied to the description of prose, poetry and drama, and students will explore the changing relations between form and meaning in English from the earliest times up to the present. A number of key strands in contemporary language study will also be presented, including semiotic theory, rhetoric and discourse studies and theorizations of the relationship between texts and subjectivity.
ENGL1008 Australian Texts: International Contexts

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Tutorial Task (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr Exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores how Australian authors write in, to and about the wider world. It will open up a range of questions: how international influences work in Australian writing; how Australian texts rewrite authoritative texts of other cultures; how Australian texts imagine other places; how careers, reputations, publication and reception take place within and beyond the nation. In addressing these questions, the unit will focus on issues of authority, identity, representation, translation, borders and authenticity.
ENGL1009 Reading English Texts

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd close reading assignment (20%), 1x1500wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Interpretation of texts is the central concern of this unit. Key questions will include: what is 'reading'? what is a 'text'? what might the aims of interpretation be? Topic areas will include an introduction to the history of reading, the role of grammar in interpretation, the importance of the medium of the text (from medieval manuscripts to electronic books) and the role of literary theory. Authors will range from Chaucer and Shakespeare to the present day.
ENGL1011 Introduction to Film Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x800wd exercise (20%), 1x800wd exercise (20%), 1x800wd exercise (20%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How do form and style structure our experience of film? This unit provides a critical introduction to elements of film making and viewing, moving through an exploration of formal components of film to consider film aesthetics in relation to the history of film scholarship. We will consider films in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, from early cinema to youtube, and introduce a series of "case studies" to explore historical, cultural and material contexts of film production and consumption.
ENGL1026 Constructing the Fictive Self

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x500wd Assignment (15%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x2hr Exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What makes the subject of identity so compelling? How are we ourselves involved in the construction of such identity? This unit explores the topic of self in literary and cinematic texts. It will provide an opportunity for students to analyse and creatively explore the construction of self in a variety of social contexts by focusing on textual representations of sexuality, race and gender in ways that are relevant to being and living in today's world.
ENGL1801 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point junior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor.
ENGL1802 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point junior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor.
ENGL2603 Imagining America

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and HSTY1076 or HSTY1023) Prohibitions: ENGL2003 Assessment: 1x500wd Oral Presentation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course takes as its point of departure the notion of America as fashioned by diverse and even conflicting acts of imagination. Beginning with writers in the mid-19th century and working our way to more recent imaginings of filmmakers and songwriters, we will examine the various ways in which visions of America have been put in play in the national consciousness in prose, poetry, song and film, to construct and to challenge the 'imagined community' of the United States.
ENGL2605 Literary Theory: An Introduction

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Prohibitions: ENGL3962, ASLT3602, ENGL3910, ENGL3920 Assessment: 1x750wd critical analysis assignment (17%), 1x1500wd assignment (33%), 1x2250wd Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit approaches literary theory and criticism as such in three ways, synoptically, historically, and polemically. First, a generous sampling of kinds of theory and criticism establishes the ambit of the field. Second, a more concentrated sampling explores the history and importance of a particular period or mode of theory and criticism. Third, another such sampling evaluates the nature and significance of a matter of current theoretical and critical controversy.
ENGL2607 Drama: Classical to Renaissance

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (12 Junior credit points from Ancient History) Prohibitions: ENGL2007 Assessment: 1x1000wd Essay (25%), 1x1500wd workshop account (30%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to the study of dramatic texts by examining plays from two significant periods in the history of western theatre: classical Athens and Renaissance England. Classes focus on the relationship between dramatic text and performance; the details of how specific scenes may have been realised on stage; the language of scripted drama; and the physical and social conditions of theatre from both periods. We examine two Greek plays in translation, and four plays by contemporaries of Shakespeare.
ENGL2611 Jane Austen, Then and Now

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Summer Early Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Prohibitions: ENGL2011 Assessment: 1x1500wd research exercise (35%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x500wd equivalent online discussion task (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Jane Austen is an iconic figure, both within the academy and without. In the discipline of English, her novels consolidate generic traditions that are both forward and backward looking. This unit examines Austen's novels in their historical and critical context in order to understand the place of her works, then and now. We will analyse how these novels engage the literary, social and political debates of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. We will also assess the interpretative traditions her work inaugurated in subsequent centuries.
ENGL2613 Literature, Politics and Modernity

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ((12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (12 junior credit points from GSCT, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) Prohibitions: ENGL2013 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd take-home exercise (35%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit considers the creative interplay between literature and politics in the modern period (1789-1945), introducing and examining how authority, social structures and individual autonomy have been represented and analysed in real and imagined settings. Using an array of forms including novels, poems, documents, essays and film, we look at topics such as revolution, equality, imperialism, the environment and utopias. We track historical changes in how political power has operated and been challenged at the personal, national and global levels.
ENGL2617 Postmodernism

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (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) Prohibitions: ENGL2017 Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (40%), 1x500wd equivalent Tutorial presentation (10%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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'.
ENGL2627 Screening Sexuality

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Kate Lilley Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ((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) or (12 junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) Prohibitions: ENGL2027 Assessment: 1x1500wd word essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the relationship between cinema and sexuality in classic films through detailed, historicised readings. Questions to be investigated include the erotics of cinematic genre and form; the sexual politics of representation and spectatorship; stardom, scandal and cult appreciation; cinema and sexuality as technologies of modernity; cinema, sexuality and pedagogy.
ENGL2638 Literature and Cinema

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ((12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) Prohibitions: ENGL2038 Assessment: 1x500wd Oral Presentation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine issues arising from a comparative study of literature and cinema, including: the continuities and discontinuities between the two mediums; the cultural and historical contexts of literary and cinematic texts; authorship, auteurism and aesthetic authority; adaptation and intertextuality; the figurative styles of literature and cinema; narrative and narration in literature and cinema; genre study.
ENGL2640 Shakespeare

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Huw Griffiths Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST 1001) or (12 junior credit points from at least one of the following: European Studies, European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages/Studies, Asian Studies, English, Government and International Relations, Ancient History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Sociology or Media and Communication) Prohibitions: ENGL2040 Assessment: 1x500wd metaphor exercise (20%), 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an intensive study of plays by Shakespeare in a variety of genres, particularly focusing on current critical interventions, as well as the detailed reading of Shakespeare's dramatic language. Current approaches to Shakespeare read his texts as a way of thinking about ideas of urgent concern in the twenty first century: the environment and ideas of the natural; sexuality and gender; scepticism and belief. Watching film versions of the plays will form an integral part of our study.
ENGL2648 Travellers' Tales

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Vanessa Smith Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Prohibitions: ENGL2048 Assessment: 1x500wd equivalent class presentation (10%), 1x1500wd close-reading exercise (40%), 1x2500wd take-home exercise (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores a range of texts, from the Ancient world to the twentieth century, encompassing real and imaginary voyages of travel and exploration. We examine both the narrative structure and imagery of the voyage, and the contexts of encounter or empire that these reflect or disguise. The unit considers the ways in which generic themes and literary structures find articulation in particular cultural and political contexts. Students will sample a broad spectrum of narrative modes, complemented by visual resources.
ENGL2650 Reading Poetry

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Prohibitions: ENGL2050 Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (55%), 1x2hr exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
A different range of poetry will be offered each year concentrating on an historical period, an individual poet, and a close study of a poetic form. Readings of individual poems will involve both intensive study of technical and linguistic characteristics, as well as of the broader historical, social, ideological and personal contexts and issues which they reflect. As well, there will be discussion of on-going literary-critical debate about poetry and its function.
ENGL2651 Transatlantic Negotiations

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (65%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the cultural negotiations between Europe (especially Britain) and the United States over several centuries. Developing concepts about national literatures, the unit uses comparative theories and practices to assess transnational cultural negotiations. We consider historical changes to the geopolitical order of things, examining how literature and film reflected and contributed to collaborative and combative transnational relationships. Key topics include the decline of British cultural and political power, European influences, and the contested rise of the United States.
ENGL2652 Modern Rhetoric

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ((12 Junior credit points of English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (12 Senior credit points from Digital Cultures) Prohibitions: ENGL2052 Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1xTake-home exercise (40%), 1xtutorial task and participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is being offered by the Writing Hub
This unit will introduce students to both the theory of rhetoric: the study of human communication, and the practice of rhetoric: the use of language, signs and silence to convey a particular message. It will trace the development of modern theories from classical and later ideas about rhetoric, and teach students to analyse and improve their own written and spoken communication. Students will learn to pay close attention to language, context, and audience. They will develop skills in analysis, interpretation and composition that apply to academic and professional communication as well as literary study.
ENGL2653 Western Theories of Language

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nick Riemer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ((12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (12 junior credit points from Linguistics) Prohibitions: ENGL2053 Assessment: 1x500wd tutorial notes (10%), 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
An introduction to the history of Western ideas about the structure, origin and use of language, with a particular focus on theories of English grammar and on the main theoretical developments of the 20th century. Students will consider the evolution of grammatical and rhetorical thought with reference both to the inherent constraints on linguistic theorizing, and to the varying ideological currents that have shaped Western ideas on language structure and use from antiquity to the present.
ENGL2654 Novel Worlds

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Melissa Hardie Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Assessment: 3x750wd written exercises (60%), 1x2250wd take-home exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores the rise of novel reading in English as an educative, aesthetic and passionate practice from the 17th century to the present. The unit moves chronologically to examine how novels and the world came to be understood as mutually constitutive, how novels create and sustain attachments amongst their readers, how the genre of the novel became available for interrogations of national, gendered, "racial", sexual and class identity, of liberty and intellectual emancipation, and of pleasure.
ENGL2657 Myths, Legends and Heroes

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Assessment: 1x1000wd Essay (15%), 1x1500wd Essay (35%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will study (in modern English translation) the literature of the peoples who lived in Britain in the Early Middle Ages -- Britons, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans. Lectures and tutorials will cover the literature, history, religion and language of these cultures, focusing on representations of the heroic ideal, as this is embodied in mythic, legendary and historical writing. Texts to be studied include Beowulf, The Wanderer, selections from the Edda, and early Arthurian material.
ENGL2658 Love and Desire in Early Modern England

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Liam Semler Session: Semester 1,Winter Main Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Assessment: 1x1000wd essay (25%), 1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd take-home exercise (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to texts and concepts of the early modern period (1550-1750). It specifically looks at the languages used to investigate love and desire in early modernity. Students will explore works by Shakespeare and other male and female writers and be encouraged to discover relationships between emotion, reason, poetic language, rhetoric, politics and sexuality.
ENGL2660 Reading the Nation: American Literature

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sarah Gleeson-White Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ((12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)) Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x500wd class exercise (15%), 1x1500wd take-home exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit, we study a variety of American literary and visual texts to consider what it means to read "nationally". We first examine the rise of literary nationalism to look then at the ways in which exigencies of empire, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality, for example, have exerted pressure on the fantasy of a cohesive national culture. We will also consider the transnational turn of recent decades to understand the nation's function in a global context.
ENGL2661 Imagining Camelot

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x500wd equivalent Tutorial exercise (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The legend of Camelot and King Arthur emerged from the so-called 'Dark Ages', and grew through imaginative storytelling to become one of the most enduring narratives of western literature. In this unit students will study a range texts which have developed the fantastic world of Camelot, from medieval texts in translation to recent adaptations and reconfigurations. Students will consider the legend's transformations across the tradition from its origins in the Middle Ages, through Romantic medievalism to the late 20th century.
ENGL2662 Deceit, Disguise and Medieval Narrative

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the Middle Ages notions of deceit, disguise, and temptation permeated how people thought about the world, their place in it, and the roles of God, the devil, and death. This worldview generated some of the most exciting, moving, and even comic literature of the Middle English tradition, ranging from Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' to the recollections of the mystical Margery Kempe. This unit of study focuses the varied ways in which poets, playwrights, and memoirists negotiated a world of tricksters.
ENGL2664 Transpacific American Literature 1838-99

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Paul Giles Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ((12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076) and (ENGL2617 or ENGL2660)) Assessment: 1x2hr exam (30%), 1x500wd presentation (10%), 1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x2000wd research essay (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will consider ways in which American Literature during the second half of the ninteenth century engaged with the opening up of Pacific space. Questions to be considered will be the nature of westward expansion, the opening up of California and its engagement with Mexico, the relation of native peoples to U.S. nationhood both on the mainland and the Pacific Islands. A representative range of poets and prose writers will be studied.
ENGL2665 The Victorian Novel

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit point from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) Assessment: 1x500wd Assignment (10%), 1x1800wd Essay (45%), 1x2200wd Take-home Exercise (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The novel was the preeminent literary form of the Victorian period, unrivaled in its aesthetic influence and cultural importance. In this course, we'll read a representative selection of the most notable Victorian novels in order to understand what 'the Victorian novel' is, why it rose to prominence during a period of rapid societal change, and how its narrative techniques and thematic concerns continue to shape the genre today.
ENGL2811 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor in the Department of English.
ENGL2812 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor in the Department of English.
ENGL2813 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor in the Department of English.
ENGL2814 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor in the Department of English.
ENGL2815 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor in the Department of English.
ENGL2816 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point Senior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor in the Department of English.
ENGL2817 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point Senior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor in the Department of English.
ENGL2818 English Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point Senior unit of study in English at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Undergraduate Student Advisor in the Department of English.
ENGL3603 Contemporary British Literature

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Marks Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd annotated bibliography (30%), 1x500wd in-class oral presentation and report (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines literary texts produced in Britain in the past two decades, exploring their relationship to significant social and political changes occurring in Britain over that period. We will investigate a variety of literary, social, and cultural issues, each of which have contributed to contemporary British culture.
ENGL3607 Modern Irish Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature Assessment: 1x500wd annotated bibliography (12%), 1x1500wd Essay (38%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study charts the development of Irish literature from the late nineteenth century to the present day, in the form of drama, short fiction, novels, poetry, biography and autobiography. Prominent themes include: the emergence of the modern Irish nation through resistance, civil war, and independence from Britain; Northern Ireland and the Troubles; expatriation and exile; wit and verbal dexterity; the fate of specifically "Celtic" sensibilities; and the relation of writing to history (ancient, colonial, the Famine, Republicanism).
ENGL3609 Mapping American Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (12 Senior credit points of American Studies including AMST2601) Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (30%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x500wd equivalent Seminar presentation (10%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit, we will map the places and spaces-urban, suburban, regional-of American literature as these are represented in a variety of film and literary texts from the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries. Our study will also include consideration of specific locales-Chicago and Hollywood, for example-that have given rise to important literary movements and cultural forms, as well as consideration of the ideological work that certain regions, such as the South, perform in relation to the nation.
ENGL3611 Issues in the Semiotics of Language

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature Prohibitions: ENGL3915 Assessment: 1x2000wd (35%), 1x4000wd Essay (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines some key historical and theoretical topics in the semiotics of language. We begin with an investigation into the structuralist legacy, concentrating on exegetical and theoretical questions raised by Saussurean "valeur" and "difference". We then discuss analyses of lexical polysemy and alternatives to the Saussurean paradigm provided in the Humboldtian and Soviet traditions and in Relevance Theory. The course ends by assessing the desirability and difficulties of accommodating emotion in theories of linguistic signification.
ENGL3612 Metaphor and Meaning

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nick Riemer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (18 senior credit points from Linguistics) Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x4000wd essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Metaphors challenge received understandings of the nature of linguistic communication since they constitute a systematic case in which expressions are not used in accordance with their meanings. This unit adopts a variety of theoretical perspectives to explore the issue of metaphor within an articulated semiotics of language. Topics discussed include the nature of metaphorical meaning, the literal/metaphorical division, metaphor and language-use, cognitive aspects of metaphor, and the origins of metaphor as a category of European metalinguistic discourse.
ENGL3616 Reading Contemporary America

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (ARHT2656 and 6 credit points from (ARHT2652, ARHT2653, ARHT2655, ARHT2567, ENGL2627, ENGL2638, ENGL3604, FILM2601, HSTY2608, ICLS2637 or MUSC2663)) Prohibitions: ENGL2635, ENGL2035 Assessment: 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x1000wd critical reflection (20%), 1x4000wd Research essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit we will investigate aesthetic production in the United States since 9/11. Students will explore the most interesting and engaging cultural work done in the US over the last decade, focusing on diverse communities beset by war, poverty, decline, debt, and crisis. We will look at literature, film, television, radio, photography and art. Our centrepiece is a sustained consideration of the television series The Wire.
ENGL3623 The 18th Century: Scandal & Sociability

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nicola Parsons Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature Prohibitions: ENGL2659 Assessment: 1x1500wd research report (40%), 1x2500wd research essay (50%), 1x500wd discussion paper (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In eighteenth-century Britain, authors were brought into new relation with readers. Commercial publication, now central to literary production and dissemination, meant texts reached an anonymous and potentially limitless readership. How did awareness of this new public dimension shape literary texts? Students will evaluate the constitutive role of scandal and sociability in the period's most important texts. We will focus on the development of the novel as a sociable form, and assess recent theories addressing public engagement in eighteenth-century literature.
ENGL3633 Introduction to Old English

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (18 Senior credit points from Linguistics) or (18 Senior credit points from Celtic Studies) Prohibitions: ENGL3631, ENGL3622, ENGL3621, ENGL3632 Assessment: 1x1000wd translation exercise (20%), 1x1500wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students who have completed ENGL3621, ENGL3622, ENGL3631, ENGL3632 must consult the unit co-ordinator.
Old English was the language of England from the fifth century until the twelfth. This earliest phase of the English literary tradition evolved against a background of cultural encounters: as the Anglo-Saxons encountered the culture of Rome, as they adopted and adapted the Christian religion, and as they reflected on their origins on the European continent. This unit introduces students to the language spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons, and presents the opportunity to translate and read Old English texts.
ENGL3635 Old Norse

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Daniel Anlezark Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (18 senior credit points from Linguistics) or (18 senior credit points from Celtic Studies) Prohibitions: ENGL3622, ENGL3621, ENGL3632, ENGL3631 Assessment: 2x1500wd essays (70%), 1x1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Old Norse is the name given to the language of medieval Scandinavia which was spoken by the Viking invaders of Britain
in the early Middle Ages. Old Norse literature presents a rich variety, from mythological and legendary poetry to Icelandic sagas. This unit extends students' understanding of the Germanic culture which the Anglo-Saxons brought to Britain by introducing them to the language of medieval Iceland, the literary centre of medieval Scandinavia, through texts written in Old Icelandic.
ENGL3642 Medieval Literature: Dreams and Visions

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jan Shaw Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (18 senior credit points from Celtic Studies) Assessment: 1x1500wd annotated bibliography (25%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will study the literature of dreams and visions of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period against a range of literary and social backgrounds. The unit will begin with a survey of the classical and biblical background to works which may be defined as dreams or visions, as well as examining the relationship between the two genres and their transformations from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance.
ENGL3643 The Canterbury Tales

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (18 Senior credit points from Celtic Studies) Assessment: 1x1000wd editorial project (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Chaucer's great work draws upon a range of narrative modes: chivalry, romance, beast fable, pathos, and low comedy. In jumping into these worlds, students will become familiar with Chaucer's language and with the means of its production and transmission, from the early manuscripts written by his scribe Adam Pinkhurst, to the editions in which students usually encounter the Tales, to the digital transcriptions and images of the new millennium.
ENGL3651 Christopher Marlowe

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Liam Semler Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature Prohibitions: ENGL3922 Assessment: 1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Christopher Marlowe was a radically creative, dramatic and poetic genius. This unit of study is a collaborative pursuit of Marlowe via the interplay of four resources: his texts, our creativity, academic scholarship and educational theory (how humans learn and change). These resources will be used to explore Marlowe's poetics, radicalism and dramaturgy, and to contextualise his work in his own time and the present.
ENGL3655 The Literary in Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature Assessment: 1x2000wd Seminar presentation of research proposal (30%), 1x4000wd Research essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce students to significant movements in modern and contemporary literary theory to think about what it means to speak of the literary. The unit of study begins by examining the question of "literariness" through its exposition and defence by a number of scholars. We will pursue the applications of their arguments through a selection of theoretical models, including queer and gender theory, psychoanalysis, and race theory, to consider the cultural and ideological work imaginative literature undertakes.
ENGL3657 The Brontes

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature Assessment: 1x2000wd assignment (40%), 1x500wd Essay proposal (10%), 1x3500wd Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The novels of the Bronte Sisters are among the most enduringly popular Victorian texts, yet they have an ambiguous critical status. The perception that the Brontes are labile and cloistered writers, best interpreted psychoanalytically, raises questions about the relationship between biography and literature, and the ways in which notions of social and historical relevance play into judgments about literary value. We will think about canonical and popular literary status, biography and authorship, gender and writing, and Victorian society.
ENGL3658 Narrating Trauma

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature Assessment: 1x1500wd close reading essay (25%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr take-home exercise (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the theory and pracices of narrative trauma. The trauma texts we study will illustrate how trauma impacts on the construction of memory and its articulation in situations of war, the ongoing affects of racism and in individual personally traumatic events. However, these narratives also demonstrate how the art of representation in all its diversity can allow for movement beyond the interrupted consciousness of trauma and so provide a context in which indivdual and social healing may occur.
ENGL4101 English Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x2hr seminars/week Assessment: 1x15000wd thesis (40%) and 3x6000wd of written work (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum credit average (70%). Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Honours is available in most subjects areas taught in the Faculty, and which are listed under Tables A and B in the Handbook. Students will complete a thesis and coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.
ENGL4102 English Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ENGL4101 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ENGL4101
ENGL4103 English Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ENGL4102 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ENGL4101
ENGL4104 English Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ENGL4103 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ENGL4101