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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Usually 12.5 pts of first year English Literary Studies
|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.
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CoordinatorProf Deirdre Patrica Coleman
This subject examines a wide range of travel writing texts from the early eighteenth century onwards. Some of the texts are imaginary voyages, some are non-fictional works prompted by scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. One of our aims will be to examine how travel is mediated by the text and how that mediation constructs both the experience and the identity of the writer. Special areas of focus will include women's travel writing; depictions of the body in travel writing; Romantic travel; orientalism and racism; colonialism and postcolonial theory.
|Objectives:||gain an overview of travel writing from the early 18th century through to the contemporary era; |
examine the interaction of Western travellers with native landscapes and inhabitants beyond European knowledge;
explore the importance of textual traditions in shaping responses to cultural contacts;
be able to discuss and write about travel texts in a sophisticated manner;
have acquired a transportable set of interpretive skills;
have developed the capacity for independent research;
have developed the capacity for critical thinking and analysis;
have developed the ability to communicate in writing.
Written work totaling 4000 words, consisting of one 1500 word essay, due mid-semester, and one 2500 word essay, due at the end of the semester, each worth 50% of the final grade. Regular tutorial attendance (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.
A subject reader will be available.
|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|
English Literary Studies Major
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