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Contemporary Australian Poetry and Fiction (12 points)


Leader: Michael Ackland

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will examine key innovations in contemporary Australian writing and criticism. In studying the fiction, questions of identity - national, gender, racial - will be raised, and the ways in which postmodern fiction interrogates the very concept of identity and destabilises existing definitions through a range of stylistic strategies will be explored.

Assessment: Two essays (2500 words; 30% each): 60% + Essay (4000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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