Lectures are recorded with powerpoints through the ALP system. Students are expect to contribute to ALL weekly online discussions.
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS AND/OR MATERIALS
This unit assumes no prior reading in Australian literature, so the early attaining of key texts and iLearn access is crucial.
You are required to purchase, or loan, the following texts (listed in order of reading). Texts are available from the Co-op bookshop on campus before semester starts and also as ebooks. The earlier you begin reading, the better chance you will give yourself to excel in this unit, not least because you will have more time to reflect on content and to complete assessments.
- N. Jose, ed. Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature (select readings provided Week 1, read section introductions prior to this if possible)
- F. Webb, Collected Poems (esp. 'Leichhardt in Theatre', 'The Ghost of the Cock')
The combined number of pages required to be read across 12 tutorials is 160 pages (including play extracts), less than the average novella, with an emphasis on shorter forms such as poetry, short stories, letters and play extracts. Australian novels are separately offered at 300-level in ENGL308: Australian Fiction in the Digital Age.
Note: There is no ENGL205 Unit Reader. The Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature provides criticism of key epochs in Australian literature. The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature (E. Webby, ed., book and ebook at Macquarie library) can be used for further critical analysis if required.
Online research resources, such as the Australian Dictionary of Biography and Austlit, will be provided via iLearn (weblinks section).
UNIT WEBPAGE AND TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
Online units can be accessed at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/.
PC and Internet access are required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. Please consult teaching staff for any further, more specific requirements.