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ENH4370 - Contemporary Australian Poetry and Fiction

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Michael Ackland


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


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.


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

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week