Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anna Poletti


Previously coded ENH2570


The unit provides a general survey of women's fiction, ranging across two centuries. It will consistently question and explore the concept of 'the difference of view' and will examine the importance of common historical contexts and of intertextuality for women writers.


On successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. the ability to assess and interpret the relationship between literary texts and their social and political context
  2. an informed understanding of some key approaches to the study of women's writing
  3. developed an informed critical perspective on the question of gender and literary production
  4. developed an informed critical perspective on the question of gender and literary value
  5. solid advanced undergraduate-level skills in the reading and interpretation of literary texts.


Written work: 50%
Examination: 40%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

22 hours per semester

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


A first-year sequence in Literary Studies or permission.