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ENH2407

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paul Atkinson

Synopsis

This unit combines the study of ideas of authorship with the critical study of a number of texts. The notion of authorship will be interrogated in relation to a variety of writing practices. The Romantic idea of the author (and that of the film auteur) will be examined in the light of recent critical theories.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. Be able to critically evaluate the range of practices employed in authorial criticism;
  2. Understand how theories of authorship have changed in the movement from Romanticism to structuralism;
  3. Comprehend the difference between the subject writing and the empirical author;
  4. Have a working knowledge of the relationship between film style and authorial expression;
  5. Be able to identify the key features of auteur theory and understand how it is used as a means of classification in film theory.

Assessment

Essay (2500 words): 50%
Exam (2000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Graham Jones

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Writing
English
Communications

Prerequisites

COM1010 and COM1020 or equivalents

Prohibitions

COM2407, COM3407, ENH3407, GSC2407, GSC3407