123041 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2019W)
(Re-)Inventing Australia: Changing National and Transnational Imaginaries in Australian Literature
- Registration is open from Th 12.09.2019 00:00 to Mo 23.09.2019 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Th 31.10.2019 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
• General participation in class, including individual contributions as well as work in groups
• Expert work on assigned readings: each student will be assigned to one source material of the syllabus and provide expert input in the respective session (experts are expected to provide everyone with a handout summarising the most important points)
• A written portfolio consisting of short writing tasks
• A formal research paper of 3,500 words (+/- 10%): Deadline is 30 January 2020
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
• Written portfolio tasks: 20%
• Term paper: 60%Points must be collected in all of these categories (at least 50% of the points in all categories). Students must attain at least 60% overall to pass the course.All written assignments will be checked for plagiarism, using Turnitin on moodle.Marks in %:
1 (sehr gut): 90-100
2 (gut): 80-89
3 (befriedigend): 70-79
4 (genügend): 60-69
5 (nicht genügend): 0-59
Jones, Gail. Five Bells. Vintage, 2012. (will be available on moodle)
Lawson, Henry. “The City Bushman.” The Ballad of the Drover and Other Verses, Angus & Robertson, 1988, pp. 226-229. (will be available on moodle)
---. “Up the Country.” The Ballad of the Drover and Other Verses, Angus & Robertson, 1988, pp. 207-208. (will be available on moodle)
Paterson, A.B. ‘Banjo’. “Clancy of the Overflow.” A.B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson: Bush Ballads, Poems, Stories and Journalism, edited by Clement Semmler, U of Queensland P, 1992, pp. 5-6. (will be available on moodle)
Paterson, Banjo. “In Defence of the Bush.” Complete Poems, Angus & Robertson, 2014, pp. 80-81. (will be available on moodle)
Scott, Kim. Taboo. Picador, 2017. (We will discuss the full novel, so please buy this edition. It will be available at Facultas am Campus.)
Tsiolkas, Christos. The Slap. Tuskar Rock P, 2010. (We will discuss the full novel, so please buy this edition. It will be available at Facultas am Campus.)Students are asked to start reading the three novels as soon as possible.Theory and Secondary Literature
Carter, David. “Bush Legends and Pastoral Landscapes.” Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, edited by Nicholas Birns et al., The Modern Language Association of America, 2017, pp. 42-54.
Dunlop, Nicholas. “Suburban Space and Multicultural Identities in Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap.” Antipodes, vol. 30, no. 1, 2016, pp. 5-16.
Gleeson-White, Jane. “Properly Alive: Taboo by Kim Scott.” Sydney Review of Books, 22 August 2017, https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/taboo-kim-scott-review/.
Kušnír, Jaroslav. “Diasporic ‘Home’ and Transnational Identities in Gail Jones’s Five Bells.” Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging, edited by Florian Kläger and Klaus Stierstorfer, De Gruyter, 2015, pp. 465-477.
Midalia, Susan. “The Idea of Place: Reading for Pleasure and the Workings of Power.” English in Australia, vol. 47, no. 3, 2012, pp. 44-51.
Rodoreda, Geoff. The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction. Peter Lang, 2018.
Treagus, Mandy. “Queering the Mainstream: The Slap and ‘Middle’ Australia.” JASAL, vol. 12, no. 3, 2012, pp. 1-9.
White, Richard. “Inventing Australia Revisited.” Creating Australia: Changing Australian History, edited by Wayne Hudson and Geoffrey Bolton, Allen & Unwin, 1997, pp. 12-22.These texts, relevant excerpts from them or links to them will be available on moodle at the beginning of term.
Association in the course directory
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-304, BA10.1; BEd 08a.1, BEd 08b.2