The broad aim of this course is to look at texts and topics that raise issues around embodiment and identity using contemporary theories and methodologies from literary and cultural studies. The course is organised around literary texts and cultural topics and the primary focus is on examining these texts and topics. However, students are expected to read widely in literary and cultural studies and to situate their analyses of texts and topics by engaging with theories, methodologies and debates that are introduced in the course. These theories, methodologies and debates will be concerned with identities and how they are constructed in relation to some or all of the following notions as they relate to the body: race (including whiteness); indigeneities; gender; sexualities (both heterosexualities and non-heterosexualities) and body modifications.
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AustLit Anthology of Criticism
AustLit invites you to make use of the The AustLit Anthology of Criticism in your teaching activities in 2011. This AustLit publication provides access to scholarly articles and information about important Australian writers and articles in full text. The anthology content is freely available.
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