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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anna Poletti


Previously coded ENH2690


This unit is concerned with the contribution of literature to forming and interrogating national identity, and with postwar attempts to assimilate the heritage of modernism to Australian experience. Texts range from the colonial period to the present. They focus on the distant and recent historical record as a site of contention, on racial and gender relations, on attempts to rewrite the romance and pastoral traditions and on recent developments in the Australian novel. Authors studied include Bail, Carey, Garner, Jolley, Malouf, Mudrooroo and Prichard.


Written work: 50%
Examination: 40%
Participation: 10%

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Australian studies


A first-year sequence in English, Literary Studies or Cultural Studies or permission


ATS3510, WMN2690, WMN3690