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This subject is not offered in 2009.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Usually admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in 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
This subject will examine a range of texts which have grown up around the topic of the Bounty mutiny. Students will examine poetry, prose and film in order to gain a deeper understanding of why we keep on re-telling this story. Students are asked to develop an understanding of this eighteenth-century story from its contemporary reception in the Romantic period through to the present time. They will consider changes and developments in the narrative as it evolved in the public sphere, paying particular attention to the story's various shapes and forms. Through reading and discussing a number of scholarly articles, students will be introduced to a range of responses to the texts under consideration, including work by race, gender, class, postcolonial and cross-cultural theorists. Students will examine some classic works of Romantic literature as well as some key texts in Enlightenment philosophy about travel and encounter with the other. They will also read a host of less well-known works, including political polemic, court transcripts, newspaper articles and current controversies surrounding the Pitcairn islanders. Students successfully completing this subject will have developed their knowledge and understanding of this popular story whilst refining their interpretive and research skills to gain a broader knowledge of current critical debates surrounding race, gender, and class.
A 2000 word essay, 50% (due mid-semester), and a 3000 word essay, 50% (due at the end of the semester). Attendance at 80% of tutorials, a class presentation, and participation in class discussion are required to pass the subject.
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available. |
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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