ALL260 - Australian Literature

Year: 2018 unit information
Offering information:

*Warrnambool students to contact unit chair or school at to enrol in this unit

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), *Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Lyn Mc Credden





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Contact hours:

Trimester 2:

Burwood: 1 x 1 hour Class plus 1 x 2 hour Seminar

Waurn Ponds: 1 x 2 hour Seminar plus access to an Echo recording of the Burwood lecture

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Trimester 3:

Burwood:  Intensive - Week 1 x 2 hour seminar, Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 x 4 hour seminar.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit introduces students to a range of Australian fiction, poetry and drama. A detailed understanding of writing genres and forms, and of Australian literary history, will entail readings of both early and contemporary texts. Students will learn to approach literary texts through thematic and theoretical focuses, with specific attention to Indigenous writing.


An exercise which includes feedback from collaborative team work, 50%

Individual research essay, 50%

Unit Fee Information

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