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ALL708 - The Picture Book: Reading and Writing

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michelle Smith

Prerequisite:ALL702 and ALL743


Incompatible with:

ALL408, ALL608

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Students will study the picture-book from an aesthetic and semiotic perspective, considering the ways in which visual and verbal text interact to produce various kinds of meaning. Nineteenth and early twentieth-century illustrated books are discussed in relation to their artistic and literary contexts, leading to a focus on recent and contemporary picture books. Students will be given the option of writing a picture-book text and will receive instruction in this form of writing.


Essay 2000 words 30%

Reading journal or essay 1500 words 30%

Picture-book text or essay 2000 words 40%

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