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|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 2 contact hours/week, 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:
|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.
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CoordinatorDr Mark Davis
|This subject addresses a range of political, social and cultural issues associated with the globalisation of publishing. Students will review various interpretations of the emergence of global publishing conglomerates and the integration of print publishing with other media forms. They will also examine the rhetoric surrounding the book as an emblem of national culture, and the emerging resistance to English as a global lingua franca. The subject will pay particular attention to discourses of national identity and cultural integrity as they have influenced the development of publishing in a postcolonial and post-Cold War environment. Students completing this subject will be familiar with contemporary debates about cultural globalisation, hybridity and the place of publishing in the ‘knowledge economy’.
|Project proposal 20% (due mid semester) and a research paper 80% (due at the end of the semester).
|A subject reader will be available.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
|This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Publishing and Communication Program, BA Honours, Media and Communications Honours or MA Programs. Students enrolled in other cognate PG Programs may seek approval from the course coordinator
Master of Arts (International Studies)(Adv. Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing
Master of Global Media Communication
Master of International Studies
Master of Publishing and Communications
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