Australian Literature

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Literature

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENGL120

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.