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Utopias and Dystopias: Literature; Films; TV - ENGL3710

Year - 2019

This unit critically explores modern and contemporary utopias and dystopias in literature, tv and cinema. It examines the history, aesthetics and politics of utopias and dystopias, focusing on questions of the development of new spaces and social orders, technology, the environment, surveillance, the post-human and IT. It assesses different conceptions of the future in relation to the present and the past. The unit addresses questions about the representation of the future in different media, and asks students to imagine the future as both dream and nightmare.

1x2hr seminar/week

4x500wd Response/Blog Post (40%), 1x4000wd Essay (60%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in English or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian Literature


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: English
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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