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ALL301 - Global Literatures: Literary Interventions in the Present Situation


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:

No longer offered from 2020

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Geoffrey Boucher

Must have completed one level 2 unit



Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week plus a series of lectures online

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

11 x 1-hour class (recordings provided) + 11 x 1-hour (equivalent) online seminar via discussion board


This unit will read and analyse a range of global literatures that focus on present world issues and contexts. It asks students to consider crucial issues in the contemporary world order, such as terrorism, poverty, capitalism, fundamentalism and relations between individuals and nation states.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Apply knowledge of literary history, literary language, and critical and creative approaches to a range of modern literature

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Undertake close reading of literary texts in terms of their formal properties and historical context to identify and explain methodologies in the thematic and formal analysis of literary texts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Investigate and analyse literature in order to understand how literary texts can represent the present situation, modes of being, and generate possible ways of articulating affects and subjectivities

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving


Demonstrate critical evaluation of literary texts with diverse communities and cultures in a national and global context

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO7: Teamwork

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 (Individual and Group) - Research Critique and Reflection

2000 words or equivalent 50% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Research Essay 2 2000 words or equivalent 50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALL301 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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