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 CACW231
Subject Name Writing, Representation and Power
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence Not to count for credit with WRIT319
Assessment Assignment - Close Reading Task 30% Essay - Creative Work/Reflective Essay 50% Assignment - Research and Analysis Skills 20%: 1) Key Concepts Quiz 5% 2) Online Discussion Task 5% 3) Research Task 5% 4) Tutorial and Lecture Discussion Task 5%
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
Course
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
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs lecture and 1 hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Joshua Lobb
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Joshua Lobb
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject explores the relationship between writing and ideology: the philosophical, cultural and political modes that affect creative production. In this subject, you will consider the implications of writing fiction in historical contexts as well as contemporary Australian society. Specifically, you will reflect on questions of textual power: What is the relationship between ideology and textual structure? How can a writer resist implicit textual control? And questions of responsibility: What is the writer’s relationship with his/her culture? Does the writer have an ethical duty to his/her audience? You will explore these questions through two approaches: by analysing existing literary texts in the light of critical theory and by applying the ideas discussed to your own writing.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. describe the key functions of cultural discourses, and evaluate their ideological implications
2. apply theoretical ideas to your own creative practice, devising writing strategies that support and resist ideological approaches
3. appraise your own position as a writer within cultural discourses
4. collaborate with your peers in a range of forums—spoken, written, online—to develop creative and scholarly responses to literary texts


Textbook Information
Subject reader, available from UOW Bookshop and library from commencement of session and/or e-readings available through library and Moodle site. Readings comprise scholarly articles and literary texts.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:



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