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Jane Austen, Then and Now - ENGL1019

Year - 2020

What does it mean to read literature historically? And what does it mean to relocate classic texts to contemporary contexts? This unit will address these questions by focusing on the example of Jane Austen, one of Britain's most celebrated novelists. We will analyse how these novels engage the literary, social and political debates of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Then, through consideration of recent adaptations, students will analyse the reading processes that allow some novelists to escape their history.

Classes
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x750wd Close Reading Task (20%), 1x1250wd Research Assignment (30%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x500wd Tutorial Preparation (10%)

Prohibitions

ENGL2611

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: English
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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