CWB211 The Unstable Self: Disruption and Technology in 20th Century Writing

This unit aims to provide you with the reading, research and writing skills necessary to the appreciation and analysis of literature from a diversity of cultures in the twentieth century. It builds on the interpretive frameworks that are studied in the Introduction to Literary Studies unit and encourages you to apply them to the texts. The twentieth century was a time of significant developments and major transformations in writing and culture. Such transformations have continued into the present century. This unit focuses on a number of twentieth and twenty-first century writers from Europe, England, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, from modern to postmodern times, and explores the connections between texts, language, culture and society. The unit allows you to consider the social contexts in which texts are written, produced, interpreted and received, and how they are influenced by and in turn influence their respective cultures.

Unit information

Unit code
CWB211
Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School/Discipline
Professional Writing
Study area
Professional Writing
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Kelvin Grove
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $835
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $2,556
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $3,576
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Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Equivalents
KWB208

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
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Anti-requisites
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Co-requisites
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Equivalents
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Assumed knowledge
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