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ALL701 - Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:ALL601
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Vickery
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

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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