Faculty of Arts

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Literary Studies


Dr Rebecca Do Rozario



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


The unit explores key questions and debates animating contemporary literary research. Students will be introduced to the concerns, methodologies, controversies and debates in selected aspects of the discipline. They will consider the implications of these scholarly arguments for the study of literature and the communication of research in literary studies. Students will consider these implications through case studies of selected authors and their bodies of work.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. produce high level critical and/ or creative written practice;
  2. generate and articulate productive questions and convincing arguments;
  3. evaluate critically a range of approaches to literary and critical analysis;
  4. demonstrate skills in independent research in literary studies, using print and electronic sources.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units, including at least one cornerstone unit in literary studies.