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ALL701 - Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary

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

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

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%

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