Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code ENGL273
Subject Name Text and Transformation
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 100 level including 6cp ENGL
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ENGL265
Assessment Essay; Reflective Critical 30% Essay; Research 40% Journal/ Blog; Response 30%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Michael Griffiths
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Michael Griffiths
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
How are texts reimagined and rewritten in different genres and modes—from Hamlet to Harry Potter? This subject addresses the way critical reading practices can be organised around the relation between texts. The subject will consider the writing of fictional texts in relation to other fictional texts and non-fictional contexts. These questions of texts and their transformation will be considered in relation to questions race and (post)colonialism, gender and sexuality, and power and agency. Modes covered might include prose fiction, poetry, drama and film.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Explain how reading practices can be organised around the relation between texts
2. Identify the distinction between adapted text and source text
3. Analyse concepts of race, gender, sexuality and difference as they move from source text to adapted text
4. Apply analytical and writing skills in the critical close reading of texts

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