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ENGL3608: Transpacific American Literature

Students will apply advanced literary methods to address the broad ways in which American Literature in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries has engaged with the opening of transpacific space. Themes will include the nature of westward exploration, the emergence of planetary perspectives and how these have affected US culture. Students will build on their knowledge of literary study to consider the key methodological question of how relationships between nation and narrative should be defined.

Code ENGL3608
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in English or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian Literature

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

  • LO1. excel at applying and continuing to develop expertise in the graduate's chosen discipline or disciplines
  • LO2. demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving, communication (oral and written)
  • LO3. work productively, collaboratively and openly in diverse groups and across cultural boundaries
  • LO4. display interdisciplinary effectiveness
  • LO5. build integrity, confidence and personal resilience, and the capacities to manage challenge and uncertainty
  • LO6. effectively exercise professional and social responsibility and make a positive contribution to society.

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