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Arts

HEA372

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HEA319 Representing Contemporary Australia
(Not Offered 2013)
HEA326 Modern Drama
(Not Offered 2013)
HEA330 Literary Theory
HEA343 Nineteenth-Century British Literature
(Not Offered 2013)
HEA366 Colonial/Postcolonial Fictions
(Not Offered 2013)
HEA370 Fictions of History
HEA371 Popular Fiction From Page to Screen
(Not Offered 2013)
HEA372 Utopian and Dystopian Visions
(Not Offered 2013)
HEA376 Research Project
HEA395 Contemporary Fiction
HEA396 Shakespeare: Page and Stage
HEA397 Screen Shakespeare
(Not Offered 2013)
HEA398 Writing Tasmania
HEA399 Modernism
HEF315 French Language 3A
HEF316 French Language 3B
HEF317 French Translation A
(Not Offered 2013)
HEF318 French Translation B
(Not Offered 2013)
HEF328 Topic in French Literature A
(Not Offered 2013)
HEF329 Topic in French Literature B
(Not Offered 2013)
HEF332 Research Project (French) B
(Not Offered 2013)
HEG304 The Golden Age of German Cinema
(Not Offered 2013)
HEG305 The German Age of Chivalry
(Not Offered 2013)
HEG310 Classical German Literature
(Not Offered 2013)
HEG311 The Twentieth-Century German Novel
(Not Offered 2013)
HEG312 Post-1945 German Film
HEG313 German 3A
HEG314 German 3B
HEG315 Advanced German A
HEG316 Advanced German B
HEG317 Germany from Partition to Unity
HEG318 German for Tourism and Business
(Not Offered 2013)
HEG320 German Drama
(Not Offered 2013)
HEG331 Research Project (German)
HEJ302 Media and the Environment
(Not Offered 2013)
HEJ323 Imaging News
(Not Offered 2013)
HEJ325 Documentary Journalism
(Not Offered 2013)
HEJ334 Media and Conflict
(Not Offered 2013)
HEJ335 Media and Music
(Not Offered 2013)
HEJ337 Advanced Broadcast Journalism
(Not Offered 2013)
HEJ340 Feature Writing
(Not Offered 2013)

2013 HEA372 Utopian and Dystopian Visions

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

This unit explores how different worlds are imagined in speculative fiction, film, and critical theory. Taking an historical approach, the unit traces the trajectory of utopian/dystopian texts and theories through the last five hundred years, concentrating on the dystopian visions prevalent in the twentieth century and the new millennium. The unit examines the relationship between the historical/political moment of the text's production, and the speculative re-imagining of the world that the text offers. Through a selection of texts, students will be asked to consider utopian and dystopian representations of science and technology, political discourses such as Marxism and Feminism, and the environment (including the built environment).

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3,500 words internal assessment and compulsory tutorial exercises (60%), two-hour examination (40%).

TEACHING PATTERN: Five contact hours per fortnight (13 weeks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% at Introductory level English (HEA)

STAFF: Dr Hannah Stark

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

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.

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