ENGL 3046 - Old Texts Made New: Literary Imitation & Allusion
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code ENGL 3046 Course Old Texts Made New: Literary Imitation & Allusion Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least 6 units of level 2 undergraduate study Incompatible ENGL 2069 Course Description Through the lens of early modern attitudes to translatio - the 'carrying over' of elements of extant texts - this course investigates the ways in which authors make 'old' texts active in 'new' texts. David Malouf's Ransom, Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad, Christopher Marlowe's The Tragedy of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus will be studied in conjunction with 1) extracts from the classical texts on which these writers draw: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, and Ovid's Metamorphoses, 2) selected theoretical writings and critical writings about translatio and related terms, 3) key terms in the practice of literary imitation and allusion (e.g. characterisation, genre, intertext), and 4) elements of contemporary literary theory (e.g. postcolonialism, feminism, intertextuality).
Course Coordinator: Dr Lucy Potter
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Read and understand extracts from classical texts and subsequent literary engagements with them 2 Recognise and explain key terms in the practice of literary imitation, including aspects of contemporary literary theory 3 Investigate the interdisciplinarity of literary imitation 4 Analyse cultural difference and historical change in the comparison of literary texts 5 Present sustained and persuasive written arguments based on research that demonstrate an understanding of the problematic nature of texts, such as the construction of literary canons and the notion of authorship 6 Contribute to group-based activities and work as a member of a team in the preparation and delivery of a seminar presentation 7 Generate questions and activities to enable the understanding and interrogation of literary texts and the relationship between them 8 Use technologies relevant to the preparation and completion of assessment tasks
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3, 4, 5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
5, 6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
7, 8 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3, 4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesAtwood, Margaret. The Penelopiad. Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2005.
Malouf, David. Ransom. North Sydney: Knopf, 2009.
Marlowe, Christopher. The Tragedy of Dido, Queen of Carthage. In The Complete Plays of Christopher
Marlowe. Ed. Frank Romany and Robert Lindsey. Penguin Classics, 2004.
Shakespeare, William. Titus Andronicus. Ed. Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen. RSC edition. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2011.
Course reader containing relevant extracts from classical texts by Homer, Virgil, and Ovid.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Teaching and learning modes may include lectures, seminars and online activities.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students will commit the equivalent of 156 hours per semester to study in this course.
Learning Activities SummaryProvisional. Learning activities may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, online activities, instructor-directed and student-directed research and assessment-for-learning tasks.
Small Group Discovery Experience
The small group discovery experience may be developed through student-led seminar discussions, which may include both face-to-face and online settings. This course may include collaborative assessment tasks.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryGroup Seminar Presentation 20%: Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
Critical Survey 30%: Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8
Research Essay 40%: Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
Participation 10%: Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment Related Requirements
Students must attempt all assessment requirements / all assessment items in order to pass the course. Other assessment related requirements will be able to be found in the Department of English and Creative Writing Policies and Procedures, and the relevant Course Guide.
Assessment DetailAssessment details are to be announced.
SubmissionAssessment submission is to be undertaken in the form presecribed in any instructions issued for individual assessment items. Provisionally and for example, submission formats may include: in class presentations and/or discussions; online submission of written or other work.
Policies on deadlines and lateness are to be found in the Department of English and Creative Writing Policies and Procedures.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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