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ENGL6917: Literary Culture: Sydney

2022 unit information

This unit explores Sydney as a significant literary city in the context of influential debates on community, cosmopolitanism and the poetics of place. We will read key Sydney texts and explore Sydney's major cultural institutions and events, including the Sydney Writers' Festival. Students will produce their own creative project in response to Sydney and its storied locales.

Unit details and rules

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Code ENGL6917
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. familiarise with key Sydney literary and cultural sites, texts, events and institutions
  • LO2. link their own creative and critical practice to the resources and history of Sydney as a cultural centre and theorise its situatedness
  • LO3. learn to respond constructively to each other's ideas and projects
  • LO4. demonstrate their understanding of debates around cosmopolitanism, literary community, world literature and national literatures, especially with reference to Sydney, Australia and the ‘Global South’
  • LO5. understand the principles of creative research and be able to design and execute an appropriate project

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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