ENGL504 Reading Fantasy Literature

Updated: 15 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENGL304 or ENGL404
Notes None
Combined Units ENGL304 - Reading Fantasy Literature
Coordinator(s) Elizabeth Hale (ehale@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit promotes critical reflection on the processes involved in reading and writing, using the case study of fantasy literature. It encourages students to analyse their own reading experience in relation to theories concerning the reader's reception and the writer's production of texts. Students are exposed to critical thinking and personal reflection by fantasy writers and literary scholars. The unit considers the role fantasy plays in contemporary culture, and explores the worlds it produces for readers and fans. Students are asked to analyse the skills necessary for writing fantasy literature, and apply those skills in creative or critical assessment work.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. identify and critically evaluate debates within the field of contemporary fantasy literature;
  2. apply advanced knowledge of the reciprocal dynamic between readers, writers and literary texts;
  3. construct a philosophy of reading and writing that demonstrates independent critical analysis, evaluation and communication skills;
  4. apply advanced skills of literary judgement, interpretation and creation through critical analysis or creative practice; and
  5. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the field of fantasy literature.