Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
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Admission to honours or the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in English & theatre studies.
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Previously available as 106-223 Romantic Literary Celebrity.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject examines celebrity as a new form of literary fame that emerges in the Romantic period, analysing key eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts of Romanticism in relation to this emergent culture. With the rapid expansion of literary markets from the late eighteenth century, literary works were no longer produced for a small audience of readers often known to the author, but across a distance for a vast, anonymous body known as the reading public. A radically altered relationship between writers and readers thereby created the conditions for the culture and economy of literary celebrity, which overcame this distance by forging new reading practices and establishing an intimacy between author and public. This subject explores these changing relations. Focusing on forms of scandalous celebrity, such as Byronic Satanism, students will develop an understanding of how the author became not only the producer of a work but the owner of a personality, turned into a commodity and produced for public consumption, identification, imitation and even ritual humiliation. Against a background of theoretical readings of celebrity, publicity and authorship, students will examine the culture of literary celebrity across a range of genres, including lyric poetry, scandalous memoir, silverfork novel, roman à clef, satire and reviews.
Students who complete this subject successfully can expect to have acquired and to be able to utilize:
A 5000 word essay 100% (due in the examination period). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.
A subject reader including poetry by Lord Byron and Mary Robinson, periodical reviews, and theoretical and critical materials will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject:
English and Theatre |
English and Theatre Studies
English and Theatre Studies
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