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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Total Time Commitment: Not available|
|Prerequisites:||Usually 12.5 pts of first year English.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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
CoordinatorGrace Moore & Clara Tuite
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject introduces nineteenth-century political writing, tracing the cultures of radicalism, reaction and liberal reform that emerged after the Napoleonic Wars. It focuses on the age of mass resistance, and the often-fearful reactions dissent inspired in social and political elites. Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities exemplifies the terror reverberating throughout the century, with its graphic crowd scenes and depictions of the underclass in revolt. Beginning with Mansfield Park and closing with the New Woman‚ novel of the fin de sicle, we will examine literary responses to political issues including Abolitionism, the Napoleonic Wars, the heroic age of popular radicalism, the Peterloo Massacre, the French revolutions (1830 and 1848), Chartism, the Indian Mutiny‚ and the emergence of the women's movement. Students will address concerns including the rise of realism and its overtly political agenda. They will consider fiction, poetry and political prose to discover how these different media informed each other. Students will encounter polemical writing alongside well-known canonical texts to gain an overview of the political climate of the ‚long nineteenth century. On completion of this subject students will have gained an understanding of how this time of great change and uncertainty was captured in poetry and prose.
|Assessment:||A 2000 word essay, 50% (due mid-semester), and a 2000 word essay, 50% (due at the end of the semester). A minmum tutorial attendance of 80%, a class presentation, and participation in class discussion are required to pass the subject.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:A subject reader containing primary material and critical essays, including poetry by Byron, P.B. Shelley'‚s The Masque of Anarchy, England in 1819, Chartist poetry by Ebenezer Elliott and Ernest Jones and prose by Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin.Mansfield Park, 1814 (J Austen) The Red and the Black, 1830 (Stendhal) Mary Barton 1848 (E Gaskell) A Tale of Two Cities 1859 (C Dickens) A Sentimental Education: The Story of a Young Man 1869 (G Flaubert) The Princess Casamassima 1886 (H James) The Soul of Man Under Socialism 1891 (O Wilde) Gallia 1895 (M M Dowie)|
|Breadth Options:||This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008. |
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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