2020 unit information
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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including participation in weekly forum discussions and guided readings 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent
The unit offers the opportunity to discuss in depth a wide range of literary and multi-media historical fiction texts (for example novels, film, television, and video-games) in the context of recent literary and historiographical debates. We will explore the theoretical, political and practical concerns that drive the intersection of history and fiction in literary practice and the literariness of screen and interactive media. Classes will encourage students to discuss both their critical and theoretical essays and/or their creative work. Texts and media may vary from year to year.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Analyse historical fiction (and all fictions) critically and with an enhanced capacity to distinguish key narrative and textual strategies
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Employ appropriate communications strategies and approaches in their own creative and/or critical writing
Identify and employ appropriate theory and criticism to support a research contention
Explain key concepts in debates in relation to the politics of history and fiction, and demonstrate a critical awareness of recent contributions to the field across a range of cultures
GLO8: Global citizenship
Analyse the strengths and weaknesses in critiques of historical fiction writing
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALL706 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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