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ALL101 - The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

Unit details

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




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit will equip students with the vocabulary needed to talk about literary texts and invite students to think about the vital role that fictions play in giving shape to our identities. The unit approaches literature and literary study as important pathways to unlocking our identities and understanding our lives, affirming the potential for transformation of the self that literary texts and study offer. Set texts include Christopher Nolan's Memento, J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace, Steven Spielberg's AI: Artificial Intelligence and Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are Not the Only Fruit.


Introduction to Literary Studies Cloud (online) Quiz (15%)

1000 word creative essay with 500 word critical appendix (30%)

1500 word critical essay (40%)

Group Online Forum Conversation (15%)

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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