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ALL274 - Supernatural Literature

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 class and 1 seminar, total 2.5 hours per week

Note:

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 examines the literature of the supernatural through a study of texts across a broad historical period. It includes gothic novels (such as Frankenstein) as well as recent popular cultural texts in genres such as fantasy novels (such as Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings or A Game of Thrones), revisionist fairytales (such as Angela Carter or Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) and the literary fantastic (such as The Master and Margarita or Jeanette Winterson). Comparative in nature, the unit examines the representation of supernatural and fantastic elements through an investigation of myth, legend, fairytale and modern supernatural fiction. The aim is to encourage students to think critically and comparatively about the importance of the supernatural and fantastic in literature as represented at different times and in different genres.

Assessment

Campus:

Critical essay, 50%, 2000 words

Written assignment, 50%, 2000 words (choice of creative response or thematic essay)

 

Cloud (online):

Critical essay, 50%, 2000 words

Written assignment, 50%, 2000 words

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