Representing Contemporary Australia
This unit provides an opportunity to analyse how Australia is represented in contemporary writing and film. Through a series of modules that identify common issues across prose, poetry, narrative film and documentary, the unit encourages students to critically analyse texts within their national context. Key issues will include: the construction of race, theories of place, class and gender politics, and ethnicity. The unit uses methodologies from both literary and film studies in order to map a complex picture of Australia's contemporary culture.
3,500 words of internal written assessment (60%), 1x 2hr examination (40%)