University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ENGL 3045 - The Question of Postmodernism: Texts and Issues

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: ENGL 2065
Assessment: Participation 10%, Seminar presentation 10%, Seminar essay 40%, Take-home exam 40%
Syllabus:

Postmodernism? Nothing about this term is unproblematic, nothing about it is entirely satisfactory. So begins Brian McHale's study, Postmodernist Fiction. In this course we'll consider the relation between the terms Modernism and Postmodernism, and the relation between Postmodernism and the other -isms and posts- of our time, through our reading of a set of literary texts written in or translated into English, in different countries, over the last half-century or so. Our major focus will be on these texts, which may include novels, short stories, drama and poetry, with a secondary focus on literary theory. Apart from the pleasures of reading and engaging in critical discussion, our aim will be to gain some understanding of how the term Postmodernism is used by different theorists and critics, and how well and in what ways the concept addresses the concerns and procedures of the literary texts in our study. This course will in certain ways follow on from the course on Modernisms, but students who have not done that course are also welcome, and should not feel at a disadvantage.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28828 LE01 80 2 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23543 TU03 32 FULL 3 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
23544 TU02 30 8 4 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
23545 TU01 30 6 4 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room