Literature, Culture, and Society is an introduction to the role of literature as a cultural form in society. It allows students to grasp the nature and role of English literature and language in schooling and in society. It emphasises the importance of English both in terms of communication and for access and social participation. The subject introduces literature in a variety of contexts in order that students might grasp the sigificance of the discipline, and the way in which it engages with high order social and cultural aesthetics. Students will read a wide range of literary forms and genres, including literary classics and popular texts. The subject is not restricted to Australian texts, but will include at least some contemporary Australian, multimedia, and children's texts. Possible themes in this subject include the varieties and significance of narrative, the formation of genres, the romance, and controversies in literature, culture, and society.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This subject is designed for Bachelor of Education (K-12) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) students.
The subject is available as a free elective in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Liberal Studies.
Students are not required to have done any other literature subjects.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.