Reading, Writing and Criticism

LIT30005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


50 credit points

Aims and objectives

This unit explores how postmodern practices and ideas can help students become more adventurous with their writing and with their experience of literature. It also examines how theoretical and cultural movements have impacted literary history and how these can be used as play in reading and writing. Techniques examined include sampling, collage, parody and pastiche, fragmented narratives, and stream of consciousness

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically review the relationship between postmodernism and writing
2. Critically evaluate postmodern literary theory in relation to set examples
3. Apply postmodern literary approaches through the process of writing

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New unit from 2024