ALL256 - Gender, Sex and Literature
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online|
One unit from: AGS101, AGS102, ALL101, ALL102, ALL153, ALL154
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 1-hour lecture (online), 1 x 2-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including; 1 x 1-hour lecture (online) per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar or equivalent per week
This unit will examine the role of literature in transforming understandings of gender and sexuality. . Students will critically reflect on a wide variety of literary engagements with gender and sexuality, including representations of masculinity, heterosexuality, families and love. Beginning with a focus on historical representations of gender and sexuality in Anglophone writing from the nineteenth century, this unit will study key figures and texts in feminist and queer literature. The unit will engage with the textual politics of representation, focusing particularly on aspects of space, voice, community, intersectionality, and publishing context. The unit is taught and assessed through an interdisciplinary approach to studying literature, drawing on archival, historical and cultural resources. Texts studied include: The Yellow Wallpaper, The Picture of Dorian Gray, A Room of One's Own, Zami, Loaded, and The Argonauts.
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