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AMU2498

Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Malaysia

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Andrew Ng Hock Soon

Offered

Malaysia

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

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

Upon successful completion of the unit, students 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

Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.

Prohibitions