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ATS1904: Reading the city: Literary genres

Faculty of Arts

Reading the city: Literary genres

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This unit introduces students to how literature produces ideas and meanings about the world. By focusing on the relationship between literature and the city, this unit also introduces students to the important notion of literary forms and genres. In this unit, students will be encouraged to explore the concept of a literary text by analysing and studying a range of texts from different genres, which might include the short story, the novel, poetry, drama, the essay, graphic narrative and inter-generic writing, all to do with theme of the modern city. The texts will be taken from different historical periods and cultures.


1 - Participation - 5% 2 - Annotated Bibliography - 20% 3 - Essay - 40% 4 - Online test - 35%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.