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Australian Literature - ENGX205

This unit explores the relation between literature and Australian society in the twentieth century. Literature is broadly conceived, as social critique or social settlement, with a focus on the questions asked by Indigenous Australian writing. Readers are introduced to novels, poetry, theatre and film from across the century, including contemporary Australian writing. The representation of relations between place and culture; the city/bush divide; history; memory and subjectivity; class and social change; gender codes and sexuality; recent challenges to unifying national myths; Indigenous writing; and (post)colonial frames form some of the unit's concerns.

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Toby Davidson
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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