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ALL230 - Re-Imagining Literature for Young People

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL330, ALL430, ALL630

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. 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

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.

Assessment

Online Exercise (Quiz), 10%, 400 words (equiv.)

Exercise, 30%, 1200 words

Creative Exercise, 20%, 800 words (equiv.)

Comparative Essay/Exegesis, 40%, 1600 words.

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