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ATS2504

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Pier Paolo Frassinelli

Notes

Previously coded ENH2585

Synopsis

This unit examines how mainstream constructions of gender and sexuality are reconceptualised in a range of socio-historical and cultural contexts from the early modern period to the present. It also introduces students to the complex relationship between language, gender and sexuality, exploring how this relationship has been affirmed or deconstructed by various literary and cultural texts.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. have acquired the theoretical lexicon and conceptual framework necessary to make sense of and articulate how gender and sexuality are represented in different cultural texts;
  2. appreciate the uses of literature and other cultural texts in revising and opposing dominant discourses about gender and sexuality;
  3. be able to interpret a literary text or a movie demonstrating a sensitivity to the narrative devices and strategies employed;
  4. demonstrate a development of the skills of analytic and critical discussion introduced at first year level.

Assessment

Tutorial attendance and portfolio - 10%; Short essay (1250 words) - 20%; Long essay (2000 words) - 30%; Examination - 40%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week

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

English

Prerequisites

ATS1294 and ATS1296

Prohibitions

ATS3504