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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Summer 2009

E s344L • Australian Literature and Film

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Course Description

Please refer to the course schedule for course days, time, room location, prerequisites and possible cross-listings:

Australian literature draws upon three significant traditions—British, European, and American—in its forging of a vital and interesting national literature with its own unique features. We will read significant fiction produced in Australia in the 20th century as well as view important films. Overall, a discovery of a continent, a nation, and a literary and film tradition.

Grading Policy

Midterm: 40%, Final: 40%, One short paper: 15%, In-class participation/attendance: 5%


Robyn Davidson, Tracks, Frank Moorehouse, Readings from The Americans, Baby, Michael Wilding, Mini-Anthology, Kate Jennings, Snake, Xeroxed anthology of related stories and readings. Films: Walkabout, Breaker Morant, and selected others.


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