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Literary Studies - unit set code MJ-A000013

The Literary Studies major sequence is interdisciplinary and theoretical in orientation. The units focus attention on literary texts in the contexts of their production and reception. Insights from anthropology, philosophy, psychology, history and linguistics form part of this process. There are opportunities for creative writing alongside critical analysis. Texts studied range from classical Greek drama and Shakespearian plays to recent world fiction and poetry.

On successful completion of the Literary Studies major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an informed ability to read texts of a wide variety
  • an ability to write creatively as an extension of literary studies texts
  • an ability to conduct a comparative analysis of text/culture relationships
  • an ability to explain the intercultural and cross-cultural forces in human society and history in so far as they are reflected in literature
  • an ability to understand and apply methodologies of contemporary literary criticism and theory
  • an ability to critically appreciate the nature of disciplinary knowledge in Literary Studies
  • an ability to reflect upon different theoretical positions in relation to literary and non-literary texts.

Literary Studies major sequence - Burwood, Geelong and off campus

 

Students must take all of the following units at level 1 and 2 and then select 2 units at level 3 

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALL101 The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others (B, G, X)  


Trimester 2
ALL102 From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions (B, G, W, X)  


Level 2

Trimester 1
ALL201 Love, Death and Poetry (B, G, X)  

ALL274 Supernatural Literature (B, G, X)  


Trimester 2
ALL202 Writing Modern Worlds (B, G, X)  

ALL260 Australian Literature (B, G, X)  


Select 2 credit points from the following:

Level 3

Trimester 1
ALL372 Philosophies of Hell and Heaven (B, X)  

ALL373 Greek Tragedy: Death, Sex and Vengeance (B, G, X)  

 

Trimester 2

ALL375 Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds (B, G, X)  

ALL376 Classics and Trash (G, X)  

 

Trimester 3

ALL379 Representing Australia (ONLINE)  *

ALL378 Literature and War (B, X)  



Literary Studies major sequence - Warrnambool - continuing students only from 2013.

 

Students must take all of the following units and then select a further 2 units (at least one at level 3)

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALL153 Literature for Children and Young Adults (B, G, W, X)  


Trimester 2

ALL154 Power Politics and Texts for Young People (B, G, W, X)  

ALL102 From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions (B, G, W, X)  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALL201 Love, Death and Poetry (B, G, X)  


Trimester 2
ALL230 Re-Imagining Literature for Young People (B, G, X)  


Level 3

Trimester 2
ALL326 Material Girls, Material Boys (B, G, W, X)  


Select 2 credit points from the following, including at least one level 3 unit:

 

Trimester 1

ALL274 Supernatural Literature (B, G, X)  

ACV203 Visual Narrative Studio (B, S)  


Trimester 2

ACV204 Graphic Novels and Artists' Books Studio (B, S)  

ALL376 Classics and Trash (G, X)  

ALL260 Australian Literature (B, G, X)  

ALL375 Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds (B, G, X)  

 

Trimester 3

ALL379 Representing Australia (ONLINE)  *

ALL378 Literature and War (B, X)  

 

* ALL379 is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching.

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