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Unit details

ALL202 - Writing Modern Worlds

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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 focuses on the emergence and development of literary modernisms, introducing students to a predominantly British-based modernist tradition as well as alternative cultural and regionally specific literary modernisms. The unit will consider literary modernisms in light of the text's relationship with the past; war; the everyday; and the demise of mimesis and the subsequent articulation of the autonomy of art. It also considers how literary modernisms reflect and critique their contexts of cultural production, and the role of the metropolis, mass culture, gender, sexuality, race, and class. The unit also considers features of late modernism and of interrelated postmodernism such as self-reflexivity, irony, parody, metafiction, and intertextuality. Writers studied include T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Michael Cunningham.

Assessment

Critical essay (1500 words) 40%

Critical OR Creative essay (1500 words) 40%

Class/Online exercise 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$755$755$2324$2447

* 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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