International Comparative Literary Studies

International Comparative Literary Studies

ICLS2621 Love in Different Languages

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lucia Sorbera Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr 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 area Assessment: 1x1000wd class presentation (10%), 2x2500wd essays (90%)
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.
ICLS2624 Great Books 1: The Human Condition

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Dracopoulos Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points from European Studies, European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies, Asian Studies, English, Government, History, Ancient History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Sociology or Media and Communication Prohibitions: ICLS2625 Assessment: 1x5 minute oral presentation with one page written plan (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 1x2500wd essay (45%), 1x2500wd take home exam (45%)
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.
ICLS2637 Watching Stars: Film and the Star System

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michelle Royer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points from European Studies, European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies, Asian Studies, English, Government, History, Ancient History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Sociology or Media and Communication Assessment: 1x oral presentation (20%), 2x2500wd essays (80%)
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.
ICLS3630 Literature and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Yasuko Claremont Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 senior credit points from International and Comparative Literature Studies or English Assessment: 1x5 minute oral presentation with written one page plan (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 2x2500 word essays (2x45%)
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.
ICLS4011 Int Comparative Literary Studies Hons A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Suter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 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%)
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. three 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
Refer to ICLS4011
ICLS4013 Int Comparative Literary Studies Hons C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ICLS4012
Refer to ICLS4011
ICLS4014 Int Comparative Literary Studies Hons D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ICLS4013
Refer to ICLS4011