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ENL2010 Fantastic Fiction: From Gothic to Speculative Literature

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 26 May 2022


Enrolment is not permitted in ENL2010 if ENL2004 and/or ENL2007 have been completed.


The course guides students through key genres of Popular Literature: Gothic and Speculative Fiction. It builds on the critical interpretation, research, and writing skills learned in ENL1000/1001. It has been designed to connect students studying English Literature (BART) and English as a teaching area (BSED) with innovative literary forms both in terms of social, moral and political context, but also the practical applications of literature in the contemporary world. Through the possibility of online publication of their literary criticism produced with students enrolled in creative writing and editing and publishing, the course aims to provide students an opportunity for publishing experience in the form of a traditional output which will be recognised by future employers.

The study of literature has always engaged the reader in imagining future worlds and their effect on humans. In this course you will read texts from Gothic Literature of the 1800s through Speculative Fiction of the present day: through these fantastical visions, writers confront the new, and the impact of technology, social transition, and evolution on ourselves as human. As well as extending your capability in the interpretation of texts, literary theory related to genre and the popular, in this course you will be introduced to literature as a creative industry and explore the range of profession skills it develops and their application to contemporary workplaces.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 26 May 2022