Robert Adamson. The Best Australian Poems 2010. Black Inc
Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Australian Literature: Inventing the Past
Australian literature has been seen as interested in trying to locate a specifically Australian identity. In this unit we consider twentieth and twenty-first century Australian writing which is in some way concerned with identifying Australian place, nationality, character and landscape through representations of the past. We examine the various ways in which history is used to present or contest versions of Australia.
one 3,000-word essay 50%, one examination 50%