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Texting II: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance (EGL124)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description In this unit students explore the purpose and impacts of a diverse range of cultural texts, and they examine (through reading, writing and performing) the ways in which elements such as genre, form, structure, style, voice, character, plot and narrative shape and make texts meaningful in culturally specific contexts. Students also encounter key theoretical and conceptual frameworks (such as cosmopolitanism, feminism) and learn how these might enable interpretations and inform reading, writing and performance.
Unit Learning Outcomes Students should be able to:
LO1: Engage with a range of canonical, popular and everyday textual genres, modes and styles to stimulate critical and imaginative reading, writing and performative practice.
LO2: Recognise and understand the key concepts, theories and practices that underpin the critical reading/writing and performing of texts in specific contexts.
LO3: Draw on and apply selected concepts, theories and practices to read, write and/or perform a range of accessible texts.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 per week, 1 hour. Tutorials: 1 per week up to 1.5 hours long (for internal students).
Unit Learning Experiences *Weekly lectures to introduce students to key unit concepts.
*Weekly tutorials (and, for external students, an online discussion forum) including opportunities for students to discuss and debate concepts introduced in lectures.
*Students will discuss unit readings, which will include fiction, creative non-fiction and drama texts.
*Group learning activities and self-directed learning tasks allow students to demonstrate their understanding of one or two key unit concepts as these relate to creative/professional writing or performance texts.
Assessment Assessment is designed so that students may demonstrate their understanding of some key concepts, theories and practices informing literary, creative and performative practice The assessments for this unit will involve a range of activities -- oral, written and performative - so that students are able to explore how texts work and how we respond to them in specific social and historical moments. These activities are designed so that students develop their learning and application of the critical, creative and performative skills and knowledge involved in reading, writing and performance for different readers/audiences and purposes..
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
English and Creative Writing (BA)
English Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Theatre and Drama (BA)
Appears in these Co-Majors English and Creative Writing
English Minor Teaching Area
Theatre and Drama
Appears in these Minors Creative Writing
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Associate Professor Anne Surma
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2151
e: A.Surma@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.066A - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Associate Professor Anne Surma
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2151
e: A.Surma@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.066A - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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