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.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x500wd Assignment (15%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x2hr Exam (40%)