10 cp Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Literature 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.
In this thematically structured unit students will explore some of the literary genres centred on the construction of an individual self. Genres covered might include autobiography, diary writing, first-person fiction, life writing, collective storytelling, lyric poetry, dramatic monologue. Topics covered might include gendered identity, racialised identity, the use of idiom, the question of ‘voice’, conflicted identities, the fractured self, the exiled self, psychological theories of identity.