ALL260 - Australian Literature

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), 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

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class (recordings provided at Geelong) plus 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud: Independent and Collaborative learning activities, including 1 x 1 hour Class (recordings provided) and 1 X 2 hour Seminar equivalent.

Trimester 3

Campus: 1 x 4 hour seminar in Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Cloud: Independent and collaborative learning activities including: 1 X 2 hour Seminar equivalent.


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.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Exercise (2000 words or equivalent, including 500 word reflection on peer feedback) - 50%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay (2000 words or equivalent) - 50%

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