Helen Grace. Serious Undertakings . Australia: Helen Grace, 1983 16mm Color, 26 minutes.'A mosaic of formal strategies (from video effects to intertitles) and disparate elements (from terrorism to child care) is assembled in an open structure which seeks to establish connections between politics and the production of history, sexual difference and national identity.'
Australian Women's Fiction
This unit examines the fictional texts of a number of 19th and 20th century women writers and film-makers and focuses particularly on representation of women's social and sexual identities, Included among the fictional texts are several pairs of novel-film comparisons. Students also become familiar with some of the main debates in feminist literary criticism and film theory.
2,500-word essay 50%; 1,500-word review 30%; class-work journal 20%. Third-year students will be expected to display a higher level of discipline-specific skills in their written work than second-year students.