This unit provides students with the opportunity to undertake in-depth study of the life, work, career and reception of one or more major Australian writers, such as Peter Carey, Helen Garner, Alex Miller, H.H. Richardson, Christina Stead, Patrick White or Judith Wright. While focusing on close reading of texts that have come to be regarded as outstanding both nationally and internationally, students will also use methodologies that include career biography, reception history, and analysis of key works of literary criticism and the economy of literary prestige.
1x 2000wd Short essay (40%), 1x 4000wd Long essay (60%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian literature or 12 credit points at 2000 level in English StudiesProhibitions