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ENGL 3106 - Writing Southern Worlds

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of undergraduate study.
Assumed Knowledge: ENGL 1101 and/or ENGL 1106
Incompatible: ENGL 2047
Assessment: Research Essay 40%, 8 x Short Exercises 60%

This course will introduce students to and deepen their understandings of literatures of the south and world literary debates. Students will encounter a range of representational forms - including fiction, poetry and film - from various locations in the geographic, global and/or post-colonial south, and including works from Africa, Australasia, the Caribbean, South America, South Asia, and islands of the Indian and Pacific oceans. They will also engage with key questions arising from various theories of the south and different ideas of southness (including the geographical south or southern hemisphere, the Global South, and the postcolonial south) along with related debates on world literature (including positions that foreground global circulation, metropolitan acclaim, and the world-making potential of literature). Through careful attention to the specificities of particular texts and locales, we will be asking and responding to questions such as: What is a world? How does literature represent or make worlds? What defines the south? Can we speak of a southern aesthetic? What prospects on the world are presented by literatures of the south?

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11350 LE01 100 42 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 11am - 12pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 11am - 12pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11351 SE03 35 9 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 1pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 11am - 1pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
19131 SE04 30 14 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 2pm - 4pm  
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 2pm - 4pm  
Note: Hughes 111B