Introduce students to critical accounts of the ways Australia's past is represented through ideas about gender and sexuality. The unit focuses on recent representations of/about Australian history in oral histories, film, tv and other popular media, and in political debates. It considers ways that representations of the past interact with and shape personal and collective memories to form the present, with an emphasis on contests over the past. It discusses the challenges to conventional histories posed by 'adding in' those often left out, and, further, by understanding gender and sexuality as central categories in history. Topics to be discussed may include federation, Gallipoli, the removal of indigenous children from their families, battles over women's reproductive bodies, pre-1970s homosexual sub-cultures and others.
ASSESSMENT: 2-hr exam (40%), 1,000-word essay (15%), 2,500-word long essay (35%), class participation, including class presentation (10%)
TEACHING PATTERN: 2-hr lecture and seminar weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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