ENGL 2078 - Trans-Tasman Currents

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

This course will consider a range of texts from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Texts will include poetry, short fiction, novels and films, which will be considered in terms of their historical and literary contexts, together with approaches to style, genre and technique. Literary analysis will take account of factors including nation, canon formation, critical race and whiteness, Indigeneity, colonisation, place, class, gender, and sexuality.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENGL 2078
    Course Trans-Tasman Currents
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites 12 units at Level I in Arts
    Assumed Knowledge High level capacity in reading and writing in English
    Course Description This course will consider a range of texts from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Texts will include poetry, short fiction, novels and films, which will be considered in terms of their historical and literary contexts, together with approaches to style, genre and technique. Literary analysis will take account of factors including nation, canon formation, critical race and whiteness, Indigeneity, colonisation, place, class, gender, and sexuality.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Mandy Treagus

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Specialised knowledge of Australian and New Zealand cultural history, including significant literary and filmic texts
    2. Knowledge of major issues in Australian Studies and New Zealand Studies
    3. The skills and discipline to research, synthesise, organise and present information, using a range of technologies as appropriate
    4. The ability to communicate ideas effectively and accurately, in both oral and written forms and to argue from evidence
    5. The ability to set appropriate goals and to work independently
    6. The ability to set appropriate goals and work cooperatively with peers
    7. The capacity to analyse structural and intercultural power relations and be ethically informed by them
    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)
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Texts:

    Henry Handel Richardson, selected stories - online

    Ruth Park, The Harp in the South - novel

    Katherine Susannah Pritchard, Coonardoo - novel

    Keri Hulme, The Bone People - novel

    Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap - novel

    Pasifika poets - online

    Film:

    Walkabout, dir. Nicholas Roeg

    Radiance, dir. Rachel Perkins

    Whale Rider,
    dir. Niki Caro

    O Le Tulefale (The Orator),
    dir. Tusi Tamasese
    Recommended Resources
    Students should get access to all set texts, where indicated. Texts and films will also be available via the library.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures and seminars

    Seminars will consist of large and small group discussion, featuring student leadership to enhance participation and learning.
    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Essays, participation, quizzes. The final assessment will be an essay.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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