|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Literary Canon: How Read Books|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091523 - Literature|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Daniel Hourigan
Pre-requisite: ENL1000 or ENL1001
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
ENL3004 The Literary Canon is one of two capstone courses in the Literature Major. It conducts a thorough review of the core skills and knowledges in the literature major through a detailed set of case studies in the historical valuation or canonisation of great books. Students will write essays on several great books and canonical authors and be tested on their knowledge of the processes of canonisation and the textual effects associated with literary distinction. The course advances knowledge gained in first two years of English Literature courses and prepares students for postgraduate studies in the discipline area.
This course provides students with a range of strategies for reading 'great books'. A number of celebrated English literary texts will be examined in terms of their sophistication and value, framed within the context of historical debates about the cultural importance of Classic Literature and the social and political functions of an English literary canon.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- demonstrate advanced academic and professional literacy by describing the formal characteristics of great books and critically applying this knowledge using specific examples drawn from different periods of literary history;
- critically evaluate the cultural importance of Classic Literature within the context of the formation of the English literary canon, with reference to a number of celebrated English literary texts;
- employ advanced ethical, research, and enquiry skills by researching, devising and expressing a complex argument which addresses objectives 1 and 2;
- compose pieces of writing that adhere precisely to disciplinary conventions, specifically tailored to developing these complex arguments in cogent fashion;
- consistently provide evidence of reflective practice and engagement with peer learning through participation in course discussions.
|1.||The canon: definitions, formation and problems||20.00|
|3.||The rise of the novel||30.00|
|4.||Modern and contemporary canons||30.00|
Text and Materials
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((Norton Critical Edition, edited by Rosenberg, Edgar.).)
((Norton Critical Edition, edited by Twomey, Ryan).)
Student Workload Expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT (2000 WORDS)||100||40||27 Aug 2021|
|RESEARCH ESSAY (2500 WORDS)||100||40||15 Oct 2021|
|READING QUIZ||100||20||22 Oct 2021|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
All students are to submit nominated assignments through Turnitin. Non-compliance with this request could result in assignment marks being withheld. Students should refer to the USQ instructions on how to set up a Turnitin account and submit assignments into Turnitin.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.
Assignments should be typed and must be double spaced. The new MLA style must be used in documenting all assessment items. See Study Desk for details.
Tape recording of tutorials and lectures is prohibited except in special cases at the discretion of the examiner.