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AUST11-100: Australian Literature


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

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

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.

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