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ENGL3707: Text, Action and Ideology

This unit of study explores text-production as a social and ideological act, with particular reference to English-speaking contexts. We will ask how competing social and political interests shape specific textual practices, and consider the ideological influences impinging on theoretical discourse about language and textuality.

Code ENGL3707
Academic unit English
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian literature or 12 credit points at 2000 level in English Studies
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. To appreciate ideological and political aspects of textuality and text-production
  • LO2. To adopt a critical stance towards standard views of the relation between textuality and political action
  • LO3. To acquire a grasp of some important aspects of the history of ideas about the relations between ideology, text and action
  • LO4. To develop and display a high level of competence in making written arguments

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.