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ATS2498

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
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paul Atkinson

Notes

Previously coded ENH2405

Synopsis

The unit analyses of range of contemporary texts that address issues of postmodernism, discourse, memorialisation and trauma. In particular, the unit explores the relationship between memory and narrative and how the present is connected to the past in inscription. The texts are drawn from a range of traditions (US, French, British, for example) and a range of media (novel, graphic novel and film).

Objectives

Students successfully completing the subject will have: 1) demonstrated an ability to analyse textual representations in terms of, including narrative form, aspects of literary theory (authorship, postmodernism, psychoanalysis); 2) understand literature's relation to historical and social contexts; 3) develop an understanding of a range of critical and theoretical approaches to literary studies and their place in the wider field of cultural studies.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andrew Ng Hock Soon

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

Prerequisites

ATS1277 and ATS1278 or equivalent

Prohibitions

ATS3498, ENH2405, ENH3405, GSC2405, GSC3405, WRT2405, WRT3405