ALL230 - Re-Imagining Literature for Young People
|Year||2015 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Unit chair:||L Rutherford|
ALL330, ALL430, ALL630
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.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.