Literary Studies: From Romanticism to the Present (11153.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Discuss literary texts in an historical framework extending from the Romantics into the present;
2. Identify how literary texts of this period work to expand our understandings and empathies; and
3. Assess new literary texts in terms of their intellectual, emotional and political ambitions.
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|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Ms Eve Nucifora-Ryan|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Paul Magee|
Set Literary Texts — you must purchase and read these:
1 Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, any edition.
2 Safdar Ahmed, Still Alive, any edition.
3 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, preferably in the following edition: The Original Frankenstein (Vintage Classics), ed. Charles Robinson (New York: Vintage, 2008). But if you cannot obtain the Robinson edition, please attempt to secure a version based on Shelley's original, 1818 edition. See notes below.
4 James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, any edition.
Set Literary Texts, on Canvas — you must read these:
5 Lord Byron, Don Juan, Cantos I & II.
Required Tutorial Readings, on Canvas — you must read these too:
Please see the list of weekly readings in the Timetable of Activities above.
Notes on set literary texts:
- The total cost of the first four set texts (the Byron text is free on Canvas) is approximately $80. 1, 2 and 4 are readily available for purchase from bookstores and online vendors. See the note immediately below on text 3, the Shelley.
- Limited copies of each will be available on 3hr and 3 day loan.
- With regard to the Shelley text, please obtain The Original Frankenstein (Vintage Classics, Charles E Robinson, Ed.) if you can, as it distinguishes between the words Mary wrote and her husband Percy's editorial additions. It is not available everywhere, but you can order in a copy Amazon . If you do not obtain The Original Frankenstein, please make sure you are reading the 1818 Edition rather than the 1831 edition, which Mary revised quite heavily, tempering some of the earlier version's radicalism in the process. There are a number of copies of the 1818 version online. The Romantic Circles website features a reputable, annotated version: you can also find the 1831 version there, plus various study tools. See too the interesting MIT "frankenbook" which is annotated by and for scientists and engineers.
Required IT skills
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Approx. $100 for books.
Work placement, internships or practicums