Contemporary Australian Culture
This course introduces students to debates in and about contemporary Australian culture. It will examine a variety of material including literature, film, essays and some material signs of Australian culture. The course will focus on the ways that 'Australianness' and 'the nation' have been conceptualised in recent debates, and the ways in which various understandings of Australia are represented in contemporary culture.
500 word seminar presentation abstract 10%, 2,000 word seminar paper 30%, exam 50%, participation 10%