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ENGL3709: Global Literature and Times of Perpetual War

This unit explores how literary and cultural works address the state of perpetual war of the historical present. Focusing on Third World decolonisation contexts, we will consider how writers and artists interrogate the gender, racial, and national ideologies that fuel violence, and how literary cultural analysis contributes towards understanding the global unevenly distributed effects of war.

Code ENGL3709
Academic unit English
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. demonstrate an awareness of the range of literary and cultural works from Africa and the Asia Pacific that engage with world historical events from a variety of perspectives
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of how literary and cultural works illuminate processes of gender, racial, and national formation, as well as how they operate in a range of contexts
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between literature, culture, and politics, as well as articulate how aesthetic analysis can contribute to understanding contemporary issues related to war
  • LO4. cultivate effective writing and thinking skills to develop, refine, and express ideas in a clear and engaging manner to specific audiences
  • LO5. recognise that collaboration is central to the process of learning and knowledge making, and to develop effective listening and communication skills to build an environment conducive to these ends.