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English and Theatre Studies

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

English and Theatre Studies is a combined program and students can specialise in either areas. If offers studies in imaginative writing and dramatic performance, focusing on their form, content, traditions and practices and on the myriad ways they engage with the everyday world. The program offers subjects in a wide range of areas, from the Medieval and Early Modern to Romanticism, Modernism, and contemporary literature and performance. This includes British, Australian, American and postcolonial writing and theatre, and literary, cultural and performance theory. English and Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne are recognised nationally and internationally for innovative teaching, scholarship and research.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the specialisation should have acquired the following skills and competencies:

  • an introductory knowledge of the main periods and trends in English and/English and Theatre studies;
  • an introductory knowledge of key critical methods in English and/English and Theatre studies;
  • general skills in the analysis of literary and/or dramatic texts, genres, histories, cultures and performances; and
  • general skills in research, writing, and thinking critically about creative texts and performances.

Structure

100 credit points

Duration: 1 years full-time / 2 years part-time

A specialisation in English and Theatre Studies in the Graduate Diploma of Arts consists of:

  • three compulsory subjects (37.5 points)
  • elective subjects (62.5 points)

Total 100 points

Please note: students cannot take more than 12.5 points at first-year level

Subject Options

Compulsory Subjects

37.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENGL30002 Critical Debates
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL40003 Medieval Passions
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL40020 Australian Theatre and Performance
Semester 1
12.5

Elective Subjects

62.5 points

Please note: students cannot take more than 12.5 points at first-year level

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AIND30011 Aboriginal Writing
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL10001 Modern and Contemporary Literature
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL10002 Literature and Performance
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL20009 The Australian Imaginary
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL20020 Romanticism, Feminism, Revolution Not available in 2019 12.5
ENGL20022 Modernism and Avant Garde
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL20023 American Classics
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL20025 Victorian Radicals, Revolution & Reform Not available in 2019 12.5
ENGL20030 Modern and Contemporary Theatre
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL20031 Literature, Adaptation, Media
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL20032 Poetry, Love, and Death
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL20033 Shakespeare in Performance
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL20034 The Theatre Experience
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL30006 Global Literature and Postcolonialism
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL30007 Popular Fiction
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL30013 Gothic Fictions
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL30016 Decadent Literature Not available in 2019 12.5
ENGL30046 Romancing the Medieval
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL30047 Literature, Ecology, Catastrophe
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL30048 Performance and the World
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL30049 Irish Literature
Semester 2
12.5
ENGL30050 Global Theatre History
Semester 2
12.5

Links

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/culture-communication

Last updated: 26 June 2019