LIT111 Texts and Meanings (8)

This subject offers an exciting introduction to the study of literary texts across a range of genres. It also introduces key critical concepts such as: the theoretical positions that inform our responses to texts; the gendering of reading positions; and postcolonial reading strategies.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT111. 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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a critical approach to a range of texts and genres;
  • be able to conduct research into relationships between texts and historical and cultural contexts;
  • be able to describe key concepts and debates in literature; and
  • be able to analyse and evaluate a range of popular and literary texts.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Genre and Style
  • Fairy tales and folk tales
  • Novels
  • Crime and detective fiction
  • Shakespeare play
  • Ballads and Romance
  • Poetry
  • Post-colonial texts

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.