International Comparative Literary Studies

International Comparative Literary Studies

ICLS2111 Essentials of Language Learning

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 26hr online instruction and activities per semester. Prerequisites: 6 Senior credit points of Arabic Language and Cultures, Chinese Studies, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Indian Subcontinental Studies, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Modern Greek Studies or Spanish and Latin American Studies Assessment: Online Participation (15%), 1x1000wd Guided Data Analysis and Report (15%), 1x1500wd Independent Data Collection and Presentation (30%), 1x2000wd Data Analysis and Report (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is available only to student enrolled in the Diploma of Language Studies
This online unit is for language learners. It explores issues of translatability of moving between languages at a range of levels from words to discourse. It equips students to use language learning as a window on cultural concepts, and to develop communicative competence in their target language.
ICLS2621 Love in Different Languages

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from any of the following Arabic Studies, Chinese Studies, English, European Studies, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Modern Hebrew, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Modern Greek & Byzantine Studies, Spanish & Latin American Studies or History Assessment: 1x1000wd Class presentation (10%), 2x2500wd Essays (90%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What is the meaning of "love"? Is it the same for different individuals and cultures at different periods? How does it relate to the profound crisis of meaning in contemporary society? What is its relationship to desire, language and death? Why do the Greeks have three words for love and the English one? This unit of study explores the theme of love in a variety of national literatures including Arabic, English, Greek, French and Italian.
ICLS2622 Great Books 3: The Twentieth Century

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fran├žoise Grauby Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area Assessment: 1x5 minute oral presentation and 1x1 page plan equivalent to 1000 words (10%), 2x2500wd essays (90%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What are the great works of literature of the 20th century? How does history leave its mark on them? This unit introduces some exemplary literary works translated into English from Asian and European languages as well as works originally written in English. It studies them in the context of world history, national literatures and different narrative traditions.
ICLS2624 Great Books 1: The Human Condition

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from any of the following Arabic Studies, Chinese Studies, English, European Studies, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Modern Hebrew, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Modern Greek & Byzantine Studies, Spanish & Latin American Studies or History Prohibitions: ICLS2625 Assessment: 1x5 minute Oral Presentation with one page written plan (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 1x2500wd Essay (45%), 1x2500wd Take-home exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What are the great spiritual and philosophical works of world literature? How have they come to be so regarded? What is it that has made them so enduring and adaptable? What is their relevance to a postmodern society? This unit introduces, in English and from a contemporary perspective, some of the literary cornerstones of reflection on the human condition and seeks to reveal and understand some of their continuing power.
ICLS2626 Words and Pictures across Cultures

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/ week Prerequisites: At least 18 junior credit points from any department in the Faculty of Arts from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject Prohibitions: ICLS2002 Assessment: 1xClass presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 2x2500wd Essays (2x45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will look at the interaction of literature and visual and performance arts in different countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. How do these art forms draw upon each other to represent and frame society and culture, and how does this influence our reading of them? These questions will be examined through examples from literature, theatre, painting, dance, photography, cinema and/or mixed media, and movements such as orientalism, realism, symbolism, modernism, postmodernism, pop art and abstract expressionism.
ICLS2633 Cities of the World

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrea Bandhauer Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from Table A of which 12 credit points are from one subject area Assessment: 1xclass presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 1x2500wd essay (45%), 1x2500wd take home exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The 'city' is a diverse and controversial theme in world literature. It touches upon past and present, alienation and fulfillment, luxury and poverty, success and failure, anonymity and fame. There are modern and old cities, cosmopolitan and 'holy' cities. By examining how the cultural and historical transformation of urban living has been approached by writers of different cultural and national backgrounds, this unit of study offers a journey to different geographic locations but also a journey through time.
ICLS2634 Literature and Revolution

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mats Karlsson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area Assessment: 1x5 minute oral presentation with written one page plan equivalent to 1000 words (10%), 2x2500wd essays (2x45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit surveys the connection between literature and revolution by investigating the ways in which literary texts and movements across the world have influenced radical responses to the status quo, questioning, and provoking a re-conceptualisation of prevailing values and traditions. But how and when do literary experiments become revolutionary? Are they the same in different cultures? Could a pattern of synergies connecting literary with political and social revolutions emerge from a historical as well as cross-cultural investigation?
ICLS2635 Science Fiction: The Future is Now

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Vrasidas Karalis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area Assessment: 1x5 minute oral presentation with written one page plan equivalent to 1000 words (10%), 2x2500wd essays (2x45%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Science Fiction is one of the most interesting explorations of human future. Yet it addresses a number of social, political and existential issues that refer to the present: dilemmas, phobias and hopes of a world traumatised by war, disease and internal contradictions. Through the comparative study of novels and movies, this unit explores how the future, from a promised land of a great utopia, has become the dreadful exile into a dark dystopia.
ICLS2637 Watching Stars: Film and the Star System

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from any of the following Arabic Studies, Chinese Studies, English, European Studies, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Modern Hebrew, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Modern Greek & Byzantine Studies, Spanish & Latin American Studies or History Assessment: 1x1000wds equivalent Oral Presentation (20%), 2x 2500wd Essay (80%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will investigate how film stars reflect national preoccupations and how they achieve national and transnational fame. It will examine and compare several major film stars from several cultures and will analyse their star image through, for example, their on-screen performance in film adaptations, their celebrity bodies and faces and their representations in the popular media. Students will be introduced to film star theories. Students will have to attend at least 4 film screenings.
ICLS2801 Int Comparative Literary Studies Exch

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ICLS2802 Int Comparative Literary Studies Exch

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ICLS2803 Int Comparative Literary Studies Exch

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ICLS2804 Int Comparative Literary Studies Exch

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ICLS3630 Literature and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points International and Comparative Literature Studies Assessment: 1x5 minute Oral Presentation with written one page plan (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 2x2500wd Essays (2x45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will look at different approaches to studying the relationship between literary texts and their social contexts. It will explore patterns of literary production and audience reception. Topics covered will include the politics and economics of literature production and the roles of author and reader. These topics will be explored within the framework of global, trans-cultural and comparative literary studies.
ICLS3631 What is Literature? Crosscultural Views

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area Assessment: 1xTutorial presentation equivalent to 1000wds (10%), 2x 2500wd Essays (90%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ICLS4011 Int Comparative Literary Studies Hons A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 semester-length seminars of 2 hours per week per seminar Prerequisites: Credit average in 48 Senior credit points of ICLS, of which at least 36 Senior credit points should be from ICLS units including exchange units, and 12 may be from cross-listed units from the School of Languages and Cultures or the Department of English. A reading knowledge of one language other than English is also required. Students not meeting these criteria may apply for special permission from the Director of ICLS. Assessment: A thesis of 18000-20000 words (60%), 2x6000wd seminars (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in International Comparative Literary Studies consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of two members of the ICLS academic staff
2. two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester.
Students should consult with the Honours coordinator regarding seminar offerings in 2014
ICLS4012 Int Comparative Literary Studies Hons B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ICLS4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ICLS4011
ICLS4013 Int Comparative Literary Studies Hons C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ICLS4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ICLS4011
ICLS4014 Int Comparative Literary Studies Hons D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ICLS4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ICLS4011