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Critical Issues in Literature: Gender and Writing (ENGL3630)
Semester 1 / 2010


y separately published work icon The Twyborn Affair Patrick White , London : Jonathan Cape , 1979 Z448841 1979 single work novel (taught in 14 units)

'Eddie Twyborn is bisexual and beautiful, the son of a Judge and a drunken mother. With his androgynous hero - Eudoxia/Eddie/Eadith Twyborn - and through his search for identity, for self-affirmation and love in its many forms, Patrick White takes us into the ambiguous landscapes, sexual, psychological and spiritual, of the human condition.' (From the publisher's website.)

y separately published work icon El Dorado Dorothy Porter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2007 Z1362160 2007 single work novel crime detective thriller (taught in 10 units)

'There is a serial killer stalking the streets of Melbourne. The victims are killed gently, lovingly, a gold mark traced on their forehead. This killer doesn't hate children. This killer believes in childhood innocence at any cost...El Dorado is the story of a friendship under siege, and the very long shadows that jealousy and betrayal can cast.' - back cover

A Room of One's Own!$!Woolf, Virginia!$!Penguin!$!!$!
The Collected Stories!$!Mansfield, Katherine!$!Penguin!$!!$!
Half of a Yellow Sun!$!Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi!$!Harper Perennial!$!!$!
The Collected Stories!$!Mansfield, Katherine!$! London!$!Penguin!$!2001
The Line of Beauty!$!Hollinghurst, Alan!$! London!$!Picador!$!2004
The Hours!$!Cunningham, Michael!$! London!$!Fourth Estate!$!2003


The course introduces students to key issues and debates in the study of literature. Currently, the course examines the topic of gender and writing, with a focus on contemporary issues such as sexual difference, the body and sexuality, cultural difference and identity, and modernity and postmodernity. Students read literary works of special interest, and works of theory and criticism.

Other Details

Offered in: 2009
Current Campus: St Lucia
Levels: Undergraduate