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ENG3165 Australian Fiction
Credit Points: 15

The exploration and settlement of new lands inspire exciting and moving narratives that develop into a national literature, cross-culturally spanning indigenous and settler writing. Students interrogate and research the concept of and generation of ideas in Australian fiction and the striking elements that define it, both from the perspective of the settlers and from the indigenous people. A range of long and short fiction is examined from the nineteenth-century writers who were predominantly Anglo-Celtic through increasing numbers of writers from Europe and indigenous cultures in the twentieth century to twenty-first century writers from a multitude of lands, including the African and Indian continents as well as the Asian region. Students test a range of critical and theoretical approaches in their own cross-cultural and international analyses of Australian fiction, since our students, too, bring to both the reading and writing of Australian fiction the fresh eyes of new generations of indigenes, settlers and migrants.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUTZEnglish Major
MIAAHFEnglish Minor
MABUTMEnglish Education Major
MIAAGUEnglish Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014