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Unit details

ALL701 - Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:ALL601
Previously:

This unit was titled Origins in Children's Literature in 2011.

Unit chair:E Bullen
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL601

Content

This unit tracks the traditional genres from which children’s literature in English draws: myth, hero tale, folk tale and fairy tale. It explores how these originally oral tales have been adapted as a children’s genre, taking into account: historical and national variants; novel-length and Hollywood adaptations; and contemporary incarnations for adolescents and adults, from Batman to Buffy and beyond.

This unit introduces students to a range of theoretical resources for the interpretation of the historical and cultural assumptions these tales encode about gender, race, class, nationality and the environment.

Assessment

Essay 1: 2500 words: 50%

Essay 2: 2500 words: 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$1916$2900

* 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.

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