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ENGL1016: Imagining the Black Atlantic

2023 unit information

This unit introduces students to the complexities of race and representation by examining the responses to and expressive forms arising from the social, political and cultural interactions of African, Caribbean, American, and European peoples that together produced what is known as the Black Atlantic. We examine a range of 18th to 21st century texts - fiction, memoir, visual art, film - from Britain and the Americas to consider the world that emerged out of the transatlantic slave trade: slavery and its legacies, plantation cultures, and the cultural and historical work of 'blackness'.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

English and Writing

Code ENGL1016
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate some familiarity with black diasporic culture and relevant critical keywords
  • LO2. read and analyse an historically and generically diverse range of primary and secondary texts relative to the Black Atlantic
  • LO3. compose original written work that engages with the complexities of race and representation
  • LO4. participate in an intellectual community of readers and thinkers in the university classroom
  • LO5. recognize how race, class, and gender intersect in a range of cultural texts
  • LO6. reflect carefully on and respond to assessment feedback

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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