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ENH3195 - The Poetics of Memory

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Ms Sofia Kostelac


Not offered in 2007


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. demonstrate a critical awareness of the ways in which certain literary texts encourage us to re-evaluate standardised notions of historical discourse, fictional and imaginative discourse and historical 'truth';
  2. appreciate the uses of literature in revising and opposing dominant socio-political discourses
  3. be able to perform a close reading of a literary text, demonstrating a sensitivity to the particular devices, language and strategies employed;
  4. demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the major theoretical approaches which may be brought to bear on literary texts;
  5. be able to employ and evaluate such theoretical approaches in an interpretation of a text;
  6. handle the critical concepts and language appropriate to discussion of contemporary texts;
  7. demonstrate a development of the skills of analytic and critical discussion introduced in the first year literature courses.
  8. Students taking this unit at a third-year level will be expected to demonstrate a greater level of understanding of theoretical and interpretive issues.


Tutorial attendance and portfolio: 10%; Short essay (900 words): 20%; Long essay (1150 words): 25%; Examination: 2 hours (2000 words): 45%.
Comment about assessment of level 3 objective needed.

Contact hours

Four (Two x 1 hour lectures and two 1 hour tutorials)


ENH1200 and ENH1220