Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours. |
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CoordinatorDr Heather Benbow
This subject explores national identity in Europe in the modern era. It introduces students to key moments, narratives and mythologies in the emergence of national identity in countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain and England. Students will encounter a range of writing (prose, poetry, drama, letters, diaries) which reflects on the significance of events such as revolutions, wars, colonialism and modernisation. An enduring theme will be the ways in which a sense of national self emerges from direct comparison to perceptions of “others”, including Jews, women, the poor, peoples of other nations. The subject will draw attention to the gendering of the nation, the position of women and Jews and the significance of colonialism to the national narrative of European nations. Students will gain an appreciation of nation and national identity in Europe as a discursive process, and an understanding of the distinct national stories of a number of European countries.
Students who complete this subject should:
A 20-minute class presentation, 25% (due during semester) and two essays of 1500 words each, 75% (the first during semester, the second at the end of semester). Attendance at 75% of tutorials is a hurdle requirement in this subject.
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Materials supplied by the School.
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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.
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Students should be able to:
European Studies |
European Studies Major
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