LIT302 Contemporary Australian Writing (8)

This subject aims to provide students with an opportunity to study some of the most recent Australian writing. It is intended that this subject will complement the Australian Literature subject.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT302. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have previously completed LIT202

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Appreciate the major trends in recent Australian prose and poetry;
  • Be able to place the literature within the cultural context of contemporary Australia;
  • Build on their awareness of themselves as literary readers;
  • Extend their literary competence through an engagement with recent Australian writing;
  • Be able to relate current Australian writing to contemporary literary theories.


This subject will cover the following topics:

The major developments in Australian poetry and prose since the 1970s with special reference to: Tradition and experiment; The migrant experience in literature; Black Australian voices; Women's voices in contemporary Australian writing; Post-modernism and other forms of cultural discourse as seen in contemporary Australian writing.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.