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ENGL12-106: World Literature


This subject focuses on the power of literature to grow empathy and to increase our understanding of different conceptions of human life. You will explore key texts which, although created in specific cultural and geographical locations for a local audience, have transcended those boundaries. These texts are being read in the global village, in multiple languages, in times different from their authorship. The investigation of these texts will give you an opportunity to understand the value of learning the myriad ways with which the human experience is depicted in literature. Furthermore, analysing how literary features, such as translation, impact our understanding of the world described in these stories, will enhance your capabilities as global citizens. The subject aims to develop a greater awareness of how studying world literature can create new, more responsible understandings of humanity.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
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 in selected aspects of World Literature. 2. Independently and in teams, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems related to selected aspects of World Literature. 3. Apply disciplinary knowledge of selected aspects of World Literature to professional work and/or further learning, demonstrating well-developed judgement and responsibility.

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