Introduces students to a wide range of writing about Tasmania, from 19th-century, early 20th-century, contemporary and Aboriginal perspectives. The unit aims to give students a detailed knowledge of some of the historically and generically diverse body of writing about Tasmania written and published both in Tasmania and in other national and international contexts. Thematic focuses of the unit include Tasmania in the European imagination, 'the hated stain' of convictism, Van Diemen's Land, Tasmanian Gothic, black-white relations, colonial narrative, the literature of the South, the strange narrative density of Tasmania, and the representation of the natural environment.
ASSESSMENT: 1xclass participation task (10%), 1x3,000 word written assessment (40%), 1x2hr examination (50%)
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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.