123041 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2021W)
Contemporary Australian Literature - Key Issues and Debates
- Registration is open from We 01.09.2021 00:00 to We 15.09.2021 11:59
- Deregistration possible until Su 31.10.2021 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: This will consist of a short essay (deadline: 10 November 2021) and a paper proposal with annotated bibliography (deadline: 15 December 2021)
• A formal research paper of 3,500 words (+/- 10%): The deadline is 26 January 2022, 1.45 p.m.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
• Written portfolio tasks: 20%
• Term paper: 60%Points must be collected in all of these categories. Students must attain at least 60% 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. 2011. London: Vintage, 2012. (will be available on moodle)
Rankin, Scott, and Trevor Jamieson. Ngapartji Ngapartji. Namatjira & Ngapartji Ngapartji. Ed. Scott Rankin. Sydney: Currency P, 2012. 93-178. (accessible through u:search)
Tsiolkas, Christos. Loaded. 1995. London: Vintage, 2011. (Please buy this edition.)
Winch, Tara June. “Cloud Busting.” The Best Australian Stories 2005. Ed. Frank Moorhouse. Melbourne: Black Inc., 2005. 193-197. (will be available on moodle)Secondary Texts
Casey, Maryrose. “Ngapartji Ngapartji: Telling Aboriginal Australian Stories.” Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present. Ed. Alison Forsyth and Chris Megson. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 122-139.
Dixon, Robert. “Invitation to the Voyage: Reading Gail Jones’s Five Bells.” Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature 12.3 (2012): 1-17.
Gilbert, Helen. “Indigeneity, Time and the Cosmopolitics of Postcolonial Belonging in the Atomic Age.” Interventions 15.2 (2013): 195-210.
Huggan, Graham. Australian Literature: Postcolonialism, Racism, Transnationalism. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007.
Kušnír, Jaroslav. “Diasporic ‘Home’ and Transnational Identities in Gail Jones’s Five Bells.” Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging. Ed. Florian Kläger and Klaus Stierstorfer. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. 465-477.
Pons, Xavier. Messengers of Eros: Representations of Sex in Australian Writing. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
Vernay, Jean-François. “Only Disconnect - Canonizing Homonormative Values: Representation and the Paradox of Gayness in Christos Tsiolkas’s Loaded.” Antipodes 20.1 (2006): 41-45.These texts, relevant excerpts from them or links to them will be made available on moodle at the beginning of term.
Association in the course directory
Code/Modul: BA10.1; BEd 08a.1, BEd 08b.2