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ATS2488

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Michael Ackland

Notes

Previously coded ENH2150

Synopsis

Redirecting Australian cultural debated away from its traditional emphasis on 'The Bush', this course investigates how the fictionalised city has increasingly acted as a focus for cultural redefinition and as a catalyst for literary experimentation and innovation. The selected texts represent the variety of narrative modes used to construct the Australian city: popular fiction, social realism, autobiography, social satire and urban picaresque, as well as explore issues of regionalism and expatriation, and the interplay of architecture and inner-urban landscapes. Authors studied include Garner, Grenville, Malouf and Winton.

Assessment

Short Essay (1350 words) 30%
Seminar Work (1350 words) 30%
Class Test (1800 words) 40%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

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

English

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in English or permission

Prohibitions

ATS3488