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ENH2710

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Robin Gerster

Synopsis

This unit examines the dynamics of 'Asian' (esp. South Asian) identity in the postcolonial era, as revealed in a range of fictional texts. Issues discussed include representational dichotomies and intersections of 'East' and 'West', cultural hybridity, diaspora, and Australian responses to Asia in both literature and the media.

Assessment

Essay (2000 words): 50%
Short essay (1500 words): 30%
Seminar participation: 20%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

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

English
Asian studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in English or permission

Prohibitions

ENH3710