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This unit examines ways in which myth has survived into the modern era and asks whether our age has invented myths of its own. Organised around three major themes (the fragmentation of myth; myth and cultural difference; the persistence of myth) the unit invites students to consider how a so-called ‘posteverything' culture (post-myth, post-God, postmodern, postcolonial) comes to terms with mythic discourse. Although literary in its main emphasis, this unit is interdisciplinary in scope and will also consider elements of myth as embodied in popular culture.
Tutorial participation (including brief oral presentation) 10%, critical essay (2000 words) 45%, written assignment (2000 words) (choice of creative response or thematic essay) 45%.
Online exercise 10%, critical essay (2000 words) 45%, written assignment (2000 words) (choice of creative response or thematic essay) 45%.