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ALL326 - Material Girls, Material Boys

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Daniel Marshall





Incompatible with:

ALL226, ALL626

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Both traditional and new media texts incorporate representations of child bodies that are medicated, under surveillance, gendered, sexualised, commercialized and commodified. These bodies are treated as pathological and technological, as human and cyborg. In this unit students critically engage with a wide range of texts representing the diversity of children's bodies as subjects in society, researching and responding to the politics these representations generate. Building on their understanding of narrative theory, ideology, power and identity as they operate in literature and other textual forms, students investigate how child bodies are understood, constructed, marked and enacted by stories and representations.


Online exercise 800 words 20%

Written exercise 1200 words 30%

Critical essay 2000 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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