In this Literary Studies unit we will introduce the history and significant themes of Australian literature and identify some of the significant preoccupations across Australian literature. We will read a series of selected literary texts that illustrate the diversity of content and form across the previous 200 years of Australian literature. Some the unit themes are the representation of Aboriginality and the development of Australian writing in response to global issues.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.