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 ENGL379
Subject Name Desiring Bodies: Gender & Sexuality in Literature & Film
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp at 200 level including 12cp ENGL
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ENGL360
Assessment 1. Presentation - Seminar presentation 20 mins 30% 2. Exam - Take home test 1500 words 30% 3. Essay - Research Essay 2500 words 40%
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
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
Gender and sexuality inform literature and film at the levels of both form and content. The subject will explore this premise through theoretically grounded discussion of a diverse range of literary and cinematic texts. Specific topics may include: alien, vampiric, and cyborg bodies; gender dissidence in literature and film; transgendered narratives; queer desire in literature and film; narratives of sexual obsession; scandalous texts and censorship.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Reflect critically on contemporary ways of thinking about and representing sexuality
2. Critically analyse representations of literature and sexuality
3. Explain the shaping role of gender and sexuality at the levels of both form and content in literature and film
4. Develop critical reading skills by formulating an argument that is founded upon supportive evidence from primary texts and that draws upon an appropriate range of scholarship
5. Develop an argument in oral form, respond appropriately to challenges made to that argument, engage in and lead seminar discussion upon an agreed topic

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