Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Australian Gothic - ENGL2668

Year - 2019

From the earliest days of European colonisation alongside visions of its promise, Australia has also been seen as the worst of all possible worlds, a hellish place of exile where nature seemed uncannily strange or hostile. The 'gothic' has offered a powerful means of representing this dystopian theme. This unit examines the gothic mode in Australian literature and film from the nineteenth century to the present, taking in such issues as 'Weird Melancholy', ghosts, bunyips, badlands and postcolonial (dis)enchantment.

Classes
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x 5-10mins (approximately 500wd) oral presentation/summary (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 1000 level in English or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Australian Literature

Prohibitions

ASLT2619

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: English
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.