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ALL102 - From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:M Takolander
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL402

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 extends the study of literature to popular genres, such as science fiction, gothic horror, detective stories and autobiography. This unit makes use of narrative and genre theory, an investigation of historical and political contexts, and psychoanalytic tools to further understanding of literature and genre.

 

This approach acknowledges story-telling as a fundamental means through which human beings make sense of and order the world. Set texts include Bram Stoker's Dracula, Sylvia Plath's Ariel, Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain and Dorothy Porter's The Monkey's Mask.

Assessment

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

1500 word critical essay (40%)

1000 word class presentation (20%)

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