This unit introduces students to nineteenth-century Australian literature and culture, and their ongoing impact on contemporary writing. Central issues under consideration include race, gender, the politics of land and settlement, the establishment of the nation, and cultural politics. Through a detailed analysis of both colonial texts (including short stories, journals and diaries, poetry, and journalism) and contemporary novels that engage with the colonial past, this unit provides students with an opportunity to engage constructively and critically with writing that addresses colonialism and its aftermath in Australia.
ASSESSMENT: 3000 words internal assessment (60%); 2-hour examination (40%)
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