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Contemporary Australian Children's Literature - ENGX310

This unit examines the relationships between Australia's changing culture and society, and the literature that society produces for its children. It deals mainly with the literature of the past 20 years, and explores the representations of such issues as: maturation; relationships of self to place; structures of power and authority in society; and the quest for reconciliation between the white settler society and the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. These issues are examined in fiction, picture books, and film.

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When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Dr Victoria Flanagan

(ENG110 or ENGX120) and two ENGX units at 200 level  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENG315, ENGL310, ENGL386
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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