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Reading Suburbia - ENGL4123

Year - 2019

Suburbia is a bad object in Australian literature. Neither city nor bush, suburbs can seem culturally bland zones of consumerist domesticity from which artists and writers want to escape. Yet loathing of suburbia can be mixed with desire. This unit explores various topographies of suburbia in fiction, poetry, non-fiction and film. Why do writers return to suburbia? How do suburbs give shape to settler modernity, or stimulate literary modernism? Is the suburb a national or transnational scene in Australian writing?

1x2hr seminar/week

8x250wd online writing tasks (20%), 1x500wd research essay proposal (5%), 1x3500wd research essay (75%)


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: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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