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ALL326 - Material Girls, Material Boys

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michelle Smith

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of at least one second year literature or gender and sexuality unit

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL226, ALL626

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

Both traditional and new media texts incorporate representations of the child that are gendered, sexualised, pathologised and commodified. In this unit, students critically engage with a range of texts representing the child as embodied subject, and research and respond to the politics of representation. Building on their understanding of narrative theory, ideology, power and identity as they operate in literature and other textual forms, students investigate how texts intervene in the construction of the embodied child as a gendered and sexual subject. 

Assessment

Written exercise  2000 words 50%

Critical essay 2000 words 50%

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