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Literary Studies: Literature and Government (9169.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice

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    Syllabus

    This unit approaches the topic of literature as a special domain of 'the government of culture', which it explores through a range of literary texts and through cultural theory. Students read a range of works with a governmental inflection, and investigate them by applying concepts drawn from social and literary theory. They study historical accounts of the development of literary education as a form of moral training, the relationship of censorship and obscenity law to literary texts, and consider various policy rationales for literary arts funding, with the aim of understanding how government and literature intertwine.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of the unit, students will be able to:

    1. investigate the relationship between literature and society;

    2. understand the historically mutable relationship between literature and governance; and

    3. demonstrate developed knowledge of literary and cultural theory.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week (lectures and tutorials)

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

    None

    Incompatible Units

    8140 Literary Studies: Literature and Law

    Equivalent Units

    8140 Literary Studies: Literature and Law



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