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Literary Studies: Reading the City (9174.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice



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    • Winter Term, 2017, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (164732) - View
    • Winter Term, 2016, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (161859) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (154556) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (146160) - View

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    This unit encourages students to think more closely about urban environments and the cultural, artistic, historical and political formations that are the consequence of and have interacted with notions of 'the city'. These will be explored through cultural practices such as cinema, literature, poetry, graffiti, photography, music, advertising etc. Students will be asked to represent their understanding by using traditional academic forms of writing but also non-traditional forms of representation (visual media, sound, image production etc.) The unit sees students exploring the city and documenting their explorations in ways that show their own development of a sense of place and locale.

    PLEASE NOTE: The Winter Term offering of this unit is only available for students attending the field trip abroad.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate their understanding of different concepts of the city;

    2. Represent a sense of place using written and/or other forms; and

    3. Critically reflect on representations of place.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week





    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 8543 Representing the City

    Equivalent Units

    8543 Representing the City

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