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Australian Fiction in the Digital Age - ENGX308

This unit explores contemporary Australian novels, fiction, graphic works and online narratives through the prism of digital communications and culture. How have established, world-renowned novelists such as Peter Carey positioned ‘digital natives’ as characters? How are major 21st century issues such as asylum seekers, climate change, terrorism, cyberbullying, Indigenous affairs, multiculturalism, LGBTIQ rights reflected in longer and shorter fictional formats? How has the digital arena changed the language, practice and forms of writing now being offered to the reading public? How has the late 20th century been newly constructed as ‘historical’ while the late 21st century is reimagined as the immediate future? These are some of the key questions of the unit, enhanced by student input, online research and a visit to or engagement with an Australian Writers’ Festival.

When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Toby Davidson

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


NCCW(s): ENGL308
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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