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Australian Literature - ENGL205

This unit explores the key works of Australian literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Students are introduced to major writers through the shorter mediums of short stories, poetry, theatre and non-fiction. 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 and multicultural writing; and (post)colonial frames form some of the unit's concerns. By the end of the unit, students will be able to identify and discuss major Australian writers across different eras, and their relation to one another, with confidence, potentially leading to further Australian literary studies in ENGL308 or at Masters by Research (MRes) level.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Toby Davidson

ENGL120 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENGL270, ENGX205
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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