6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
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).
Students successfully completing the subject will have:
- demonstrated an ability to analyse textual representations in terms of, including narrative form, aspects of literary theory (authorship, postmodernism, psychoanalysis)
- understand literature's relation to historical and social contexts
- 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.
Written work(3000 words): 70% + Examination (2 hours): 30%
2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Completion of 36 points in any discipline
ATS2498, ENH2405, ENH3405, GSC2405, GSC3405, WRT2405, WRT3405