Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitEnglish
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Sue Kossew


Previously coded ENH2800


Literature is often seen as an aspect of a specific culture, but some of the world's most memorable and significant literary works are about journeys between cultures and the crossing of boundaries beyond our own cultural horizons. This unit is an investigation of a number of key literary and cultural texts that transport their readers to mysterious, exciting and at times dangerous new cultural environments. By introducing their readers to the unknown and defamiliarising the mundane, these texts produce new and provocative ways of looking at how humans have negotiated and continue to negotiate cultural differences in modern as well as postmodern, transnational and global contexts. This unit offers students the opportunity to study a range of diverse literary works that bring to light connections between and among cultures.


Exam: 30%
Written Work: 50%
Participation: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

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


A first-year sequence in Literary studies, English or Comparative literature and cultural studies


ATS3515, CLS2800/CLS3800