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Unit Code
Unit Title
HEA303 Writing Poetry and Short Fiction
HEA304 British Literature 1850-1900
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA305 Twenty-first-century Australian Writing
HEA306 Popular Fiction: From Page to Screen
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA307 Writing About Science
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA309 Anglo-Indian Fictions
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA310 Cinema, Costumes and Sexuality
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA313 Medieval and Gothic Fictions
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA314 Literature of Tasmania
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA317 Writing Poetry and Short Fiction : Advanced
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA318 Contemporary Fiction
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA319 Representing Australia
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA320 Screen Shakespeare
HEA321 Green Screen
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA322 Shakespeare's Political Plays
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA323 Shakespeare's Comedies
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA325 Elizabethan and Jacobean Tragedy
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA326 Modern Drama
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA330 Literary Theory
HEA332 Postcolonial Fictions
HEA333 Ideas of Authorship
HEA334 Writing the Grand Tour
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA335 Colonial Imprints
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA337 Writing Script
HEA338 Reading The Canterbury Tales
HEA339 Heroes and Heroines
HEA353 African Literature West and South
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA355 Confessionalism
HEA357 British Literature 1800-1850
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA358 American Women Writing
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA369 The Body in the Text: 20th Century Australian Fiction
HEA376 Research Project
HEA377 The Legend of King Arthur
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA380 Romantic Poetry
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA382 The Novel in the Nineteenth Century
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA383 Modernism in British Literature 1910-1930
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA384 Modernism in British Literature: Poetry
HEA388 Postmodern American Poetry
(Not Offered 2007)
HEA390 Writing Narrative
HEA393 American Nature Writing
HEF303 French for Tourism and Business
HEF313 Cross-Cultural Communication: English-French
(Not Offered 2007)
HEF315 French Language 3A
HEF316 French Language 3B
HEF317 Advanced French A
HEF318 Advanced French B
HEF320 French Literature: An Overview
(Not Offered 2007)
HEF321 Twentieth Century French Theatre
HEF322 French-Canadian Women Writers
(Not Offered 2007)
HEF323 The French Novel (1900-1950)
(Not Offered 2007)
HEF324 The French Novel (1750-1900)
(Not Offered 2007)
HEF325 Le Maghreb
(Not Offered 2007)
HEF331 Research Project (French)
HEF333 The French Novella
HEG304 The Golden Age of German Cinema
(Not Offered 2007)
HEG305 The German Age of Chivalry
(Not Offered 2007)
HEG310 Classical German Literature
(Not Offered 2007)
HEG311 The Twentieth-Century German Novel
(Not Offered 2007)
HEG312 Post-1945 German Film
HEG313 German 3A
HEG314 German 3B
HEG315 Advanced German A
HEG316 Advanced German B
HEG317 German Texts from Rock to Rap
HEG320 German Drama
HEG331 Research Project (German)
HEJ301 Feature Writing
(Not Offered 2007)
HEJ302 Media and the Environment
HEJ303 Television Journalism
HEJ305 Public Relations
HEJ309 Ethics in Journalism
HEJ313 Radio Journalism
HEJ318 Professional Placement
HEJ319 Online Journalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HEJ321 Shaping the Word
(Not Offered 2007)
HEJ322 Journalism: the People's Witness
(Not Offered 2007)
HEJ323 Imaging News
(Not Offered 2007)
HEJ324 Television Theory
(Not Offered 2007)
HEJ325 Documentary Journalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HEJ326 Advanced Media Writing
(Not Offered 2007)
HEJ327 Media Cultures
HEJ328 New Media
HES302 Film Theory
HES303 Film Movements and Genres

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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