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AUST11-100: Australian Literature

Description

This subject presents a detailed, critical exploration of how Australia’s creative writers have constructed the Australian identity. Through the eyes of our great story-tellers, you will examine the key issues and questions about the development of a distinctive Australian culture. You will encounter a rich diversity of literature, from the nineteenth century bush poetry of A.B. “Banjo” Paterson, to the more mature and highly experimental works of our great twentieth century writers. The subject explores Australian cultural traditions, and includes discussion of social and historical developments in Australia & the rest of the world as seen through the eyes of our creative writers. You will enrich your knowledge of Australia, its people, and its culture through exploring relationships between visual art, film and literature.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: AUST11-100
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Identify, analyse, evaluate and communicate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of Australian Literature. 2. Independently and in teams, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems related to Australian Literature. 3. Apply disciplinary knowledge of Australian Literature to professional work and/or further learning, demonstrating well-developed judgement and responsibility.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
Semester start: 16/01/2023
Subject start: 16/01/2023
Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
Teaching census: 10/02/2023