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ATS3498

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Gippsland
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paul Atkinson/Belinda Morrissey

Notes

Previously coded ENH3405

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).

Outcomes

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.

Students at third year level should demonstrate a greater understanding of the differences between postmodern theory and postmodern culture in their assessment tasks.

Assessment

Written work(3000 words): 70%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Completion of 36 points in any discipline

Prohibitions

ATS2498, ENH2405, ENH3405, GSC2405, GSC3405, WRT2405, WRT3405