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Unit details

ALL101 - The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Pont
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL401

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit will equip students with the vocabulary needed to talk about literary texts and invite students to think about the vital role that fictions play in giving shape to our identities. The unit approaches literature and literary study as important pathways to unlocking our identities and understanding our lives, affirming the potential for transformation of the self that literary texts and study offer. Set texts include Christopher Nolan's Memento, J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace, Steven Spielberg's AI: Artificial Intelligence and Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are Not the Only Fruit.

Assessment

Introduction to Literary Studies Cloud (online) Quiz (15%)

1000 word creative essay with 500 word critical appendix (30%)

1500 word critical essay (40%)

Group Online Forum Conversation (15%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2394$2521

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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