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ENGL2672: Postcolonial Modernisms/Modernities

2020 unit information

This unit examines literary and cultural expressions of modernism/modernity in sites that were or continue to be colonised. We will study how notions such as race, gender, class, sexuality, nation, and religion shape ideas of being modern, and how 20th and 21st century aesthetic works register the contradictory yet interconnected experiences of modernity.

Unit details and rules

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Code ENGL2672
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Australian Literature or 12 credit points at 1000 level in English Studies
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Understand how ongoing histories of colonialism shape aesthetic expression, literary histories, and modes of valuation
  • LO2. Recognise that embodied subjectivities, social conditions, and the specificities of time and place impact literary knowledge production
  • LO3. Engage in postcolonial and global approaches of critical analysis when reading twentieth and twenty-first century literary works from a range of contexts
  • LO4. Practice effective writing and thinking skills to develop and express ideas in a clear, engaging manner to specific audiences
  • LO5. Participate in a collaborative learning spaces responsibly and ethically

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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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