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ENG3040 Issues and Transgressions in Literature
Credit Points: 15

This unit investigates literature as a form of transgression with topics that change from year to year. For example, students may focus on gender in “Drama Queens: Transgressive Women on Stage and Film” or on genre in “Testimony and the Holocaust”. A thematic approach, such as “Revenge on Stage and Film”, uses the “Medea myth” to explore the nature and effects of revenge from antiquity through to Renaissance theatre. Students analyse a range of motivations for revenge, exploring how, as a form of ‘private justice’ with its inevitable ‘spectacle of blood’, revenge continues to fascinate the modern audience, particularly in film. Each new area will generate specific learning processes and outcomes for the semester in which it is taught.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAAADMEnglish Major
MIAACYEnglish Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009