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ALL230 - Re-Imagining Literature for Young People

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

Warrnambool students to contact Student Services for enrolment advice

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Leonie Rutherford





Incompatible with:

ALL330, ALL430, ALL630

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Young people engage with multimodal narratives across a range of genres – stories that are heard, read, performed, screened, and interacted with. The first children’s literature was adapted, and often appropriated, from texts for adults: tales, romances or plays. Building on the study of narrative and genre from earlier units, this unit examines the transformation of texts within and across media, including adaptations of Shakespeare, picture books, graphic and prose novels, film and digital media texts. It introduces students to concepts such as fidelity, media specificity of narrative techniques, cultural context, cross-writing for broader audiences, and multimodal engagement. In addition, it provides students with techniques for critiquing these texts, their narrative discourse, marketing, and role in pedagogical, as well as entertainment, contexts.


Exercise, 30%, 1200 words

Creative Exercise, 25%, 1000 words (equiv.)

Comparative Essay/Exegesis, 45%, 1800 words

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