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ENL3005 The Australian Novel 1975-2010

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication


Pre-requisite: 1 unit of English Literature and 1 second year unit

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course should be completed during the studentís last year in the program.


This course surveys selected novels by celebrated Australian writers published between 1975-2010. Through detailed exploration of the works the course will examine the changing forms and functions of the literary estate. It will direct particular attention to the way in which these books intervene in contemporary debates about the sources, influences, character and tensions in the Australian social contract. It will also study the careers and reputations of a number of writers and develop a methodology for assessing their status within a transnational literary field.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba