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Unit Code
Unit Title
HEA310 Cinema, Costumes and Sexuality
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA319 Representing Contemporary Australia
HEA323 Shakespeare: Page and Stage
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA324 Screen Shakespeare
HEA326 Modern Drama
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA330 Literary Theory
HEA333 Ideas of Authorship
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA340 Writing Tasmania
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA341 Confessionalism
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA343 Nineteenth-Century British Literature
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA366 Colonial/Postcolonial Fictions
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA370 Fictions of History
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA371 Popular Fiction From Page to Screen
(Not Offered 2012)
HEA372 Utopian and Dystopian Visions
HEA376 Research Project
HEA381 Literature and Place
(Not Offered 2012)
HEF315 French Language 3A
(Not Offered 2012)
HEF316 French Language 3B
(Not Offered 2012)
HEF317 French Translation A
(Not Offered 2012)
HEF318 French Translation B
(Not Offered 2012)
HEF328 Topic in French Literature A
(Not Offered 2012)
HEF329 Topic in French Literature B
(Not Offered 2012)
HEF332 Research Project (French) B
(Not Offered 2012)
HEG304 The Golden Age of German Cinema
HEG305 The German Age of Chivalry
(Not Offered 2012)
HEG310 Classical German Literature
(Not Offered 2012)
HEG311 The Twentieth-Century German Novel
HEG312 Post-1945 German Film
(Not Offered 2012)
HEG313 German 3A
HEG314 German 3B
HEG315 Advanced German A
HEG316 Advanced German B
HEG317 Germany from Partition to Unity
(Not Offered 2012)
HEG318 German for Tourism and Business
(Not Offered 2012)
HEG320 German Drama
(Not Offered 2012)
HEG331 Research Project (German)
(Not Offered 2012)
HEJ302 Media and the Environment
(Not Offered 2012)
HEJ318 Professional Placement
HEJ323 Imaging News
HEJ325 Documentary Journalism
(Not Offered 2012)
HEJ330 Research Project in Journalism, Media and Communications
HEJ334 Media and Conflict
HEJ335 Media and Music
HEJ336 Media Ethics
(Not Offered 2012)
HEJ337 Advanced Broadcast Journalism
(Not Offered 2012)
HEJ338 Media Flows and Spaces
(Not Offered 2012)
HEJ339 Journalism: The People's Witness
(Not Offered 2012)
HEJ340 Feature Writing

2010 HEA326 Modern Drama

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Not Offered


The advent of film and television has highlighted the artificiality of live theatre and made it seem, for many, a redundant mode of communication. In response modern drama has been preoccupied with articulating a new role for itself, focusing attention on its own rituals and the intensity of the actor/audience relationship, and drawing power from the contradictions of its form. This unit aims to introduce a range of provocative late 20th-century dramatic texts and to consider the kind of voice modern drama has developed.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 1x500 word exercise (10%), 1x3000 word essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 5 contact hours fortnightly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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Prereq 25% at level 100 in English
M.Excl HEA226


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