10 cp Prerequisites Nil Teaching Organisation: This unit will include lectures, tutorials and web-enhanced learning and may include an excursion. 12-week semester or equivalent in intensive block mode.
People have been migrating from their birthplace to the city for about four thousand years, but the hugely accelerated migration in the twentieth century has enormous implications for human survival and for the survival of the planet. Literary writing about the city is a meaningful part of urban culture, whether it is general metropolitan writing or writing about a particular place. Writers have found the multiple possibilities of human interaction offered by the city to be a rich creative source; this unit allows students to examine some of that creative work.