HYM5120 - Reading and writing Australian history
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Christina Twomey
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
As for HYM4120
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Demonstrate their ability to examine issues of historiography and method through a critical reading of selected Australian historians.
- Analyse some of the key elements of historical prose, such as story-telling, beginnings and endings, transitions, scene-setting, characterisation, placing oneself in the text, addressing different readerships, documentation and the onus of proof, irony and indirection, the use of different voices and tropes, formal and colloquial prose.
- Demonstrate a high level of development of practical skills in reading and writing historical prose.
Essays and writing exercises (9000 words): 100%
2 hour seminar per week
13 October 2017 26 January 2020