ENGL 4100 - Honours English Research Essay
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ENGL 4100 Course Honours English Research Essay Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) including 24 units of English OR a minor sequence of 18 units in English for students with a Creative Writing major of 24 units Incompatible ENGL 4002 Restrictions Available only to students admitted to relevant Honours program Course Description This course provides an opportunity to undertake advanced level literary research in the discipline of English. The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore a specialised literary topic of their own choice and to develop high-order research and writing skills appropriate to its study. Topics to be covered may include advance library research methods; key scholarly approaches to the students' area of literary research and the assumptions that inform them; current approaches to the scholarly essay form.
Course Coordinator: Dr Joy McEntee
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2 Katherine Mansfield selected stories (1920) (in reader)
9 Henry Handel Richardson selected stories (1934) (in reader)
16 Ruth Park The Harp in the South (1948)
23 Randolph Stow Tourmaline (1965)
30 * James K Baxter The Jerusalem Sonnets (1970) (in reader)
20 Patrick White The Twyborn Affair (1979)
27 Keri Hulme The Bone People (1983)
4 David Malouf Remembering Babylon (1993)
11 Shirley Hazzard The Great Fire (2003)
18 Dir. Daniel Nettheim The Hunter (2011)
25 Kim Scott That Deadman Dance (2012)
1 Pasifika poets - selected poems (post 2000) (in reader)
Course Learning Outcomes1.Analyse a range of texts in relation to debates in literary studies,gaining deep knowledge in a specific special topic
2. Develop and use high order research skills in literary studies
3. Prepare coherently and logically argued written material based on effectiveuse of evidence
4. Plan, research, organise and complete a long essay (8,000 words),while sustaining an argument
5. Prepare and deliver an appropriately pitched thesis paper and facilitategroup discussion
6. Collaborate effectively with peers in group discussion of texts
7. Use contemporary technologies relevant to the preparation and completion ofassessment 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)
1,2,3,4,5,7 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
2,3,4,5,7 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
3,5,6,7 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,2,3,6,7 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
1,2,6 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. Alias Grace. Kindle edition, Virago, 1996.
Carey, Peter. True History of the Kelly Gang. Kindle edition, Penguin/Random House, 2015 .
Chandler, Raymond. The Big Sleep and Other Novels. Kindle edition, Penguin, 1993 .
Conan Doyle, Arthur. Sherlock Holmes Complete Collection. Kindle edition, Mapleleaf Books, 2013.
Collins, Wilkie. The Woman in White. Kindle edition, Penguin, 2012 .
Christie, Agatha. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Kindle edition, HarperCollins, 2007 .
Dafoe, Daniel. Defoe on Sheppard and Wild. edited by Richard Holmes, Kindle edition, Harper Perennial, 2004 [1774;1775]
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment. translated by Constance Garnett, Kindle edition, Dover 2001.
Ondaatje, MIchael. Anil’s Ghost. Kindle edition, Vintage, 2000.
Poe, Edgar Allan. Detective Stories by Edgar Allan Poe. edited by Russell Atwood, Kindle edition, Gideonfell Books, 2010.
Recommended ResourcesBradford, Richard. Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction. Kindle edition, Oxford University Press, 2015.
James, P.D. Talking About Detective Fiction. Faber and Faber, 2010.
Knight, Stephen. Crime Fiction since 1800: Detection, Death, Diversity. 2nd Kindle edition, Palgrave MacMillan, 2010.
Priestman, Martin, editor. The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction, Kindle edition. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Rzepka, Charles J. and Lee Horsley, editor. A Companion to Crime Fiction, Kindle edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Scaggs, John. Crime Fiction. Kindle edition, Routledge, 2005.
Symons, Julian. Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel. 3rd revised edition, Little, Brown & Company, 1993.
Todorov, Tzvetan. "The Typology of Detective Fiction." The Poetics of Prose, translated by Richard Howard, Blackwell, 1977, pp. 42-52.
Watson, Colin. Snobbery with Violence: English Crime Stories and Their Audience. Kindle edition, Faber and Faber, 1971.
Online LearningThe course will make active use of MyUni to supply resources and to handle assessment submission.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesReading, writing, seminars
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Assessment Summary7,000-8,000 word essay
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SubmissionSubmission will be via MyUni.
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