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ALL101 - The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:A Pont
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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.


1000 word creative essay with 500 word critical appendix (40%)

1500 word critical essay (40%)

1000 word class presentation (20%)

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