|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMarion J Campbell & Justin Clemens
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject introduces students to the ways in which individual and social identities are fashioned in literary texts. It will work with three different historical periods and three different literary genres in order to investigate how specific social and cultural contexts inform the development of new genres and new modes of subjectivity. Working at the intersections of text, genre and culture, we will examine changing models of self and society from the early modern period to the late nineteenth century in England. Shakespearean and Jacobean tragedy develops highly influential modern forms of subjectivity, which see the individual emerge from social distinctions of status and gender and through new forms of representation. The Romantic lyric is designed to produce a revolutionary individuality from the poetically renewed resources of a common language. The mid-nineteenth century realist novel perfects both a new form of writing and a new mode of subjectivity out of the materials of its dramatic and poetic predecessors. Along with historical and generic concepts, we will also examine the constitutive role of ideas of power, performance and textuality in the processes of self-fashioning. Students who successfully complete this subject will have a detailed understanding of the themes and forms of a range of key texts, and a methodological introduction to further work in English Literary Studies.
|Assessment:||A text-based exercise of 800 words worth 20% (due early in semester), an essay of 1200 words worth 30% (due mid-semester) and an essay of 2000 words worth 50% (due in the examination period).Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved formal extension will be penalised at 2% per day. Students who fail to submit up to 2-weeks after the final due date without a formal extension and/or special consideration will receive a fail grade for the piece of assessment.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Prescribed Texts:W Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Oxford Worlds Classics W Shakespeare, Othello. Oxford Worlds Classics W Shakespeare, King Lear. Oxford Worlds Classics J Webster, The Duchess of Malfi. Oxford Worlds Classics D Lynch and J Stillinger, eds, The Norton Anthology of English Literature Volume D: The Romantic Period. Norton J Austen, Pride and Prejudice. Oxford Worlds Classics C Dickens, Great Expectations. Oxford Worlds Classics C Bronte, Jane Eyre. Oxford Worlds Classics A subject reader will be available from the University Bookshop.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Students who have completed 106-109 Shakespeare's Theatre are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Bachelor of Arts |
Diploma in Arts (English)
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