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Authorship and Writing ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Paul Atkinson

Gippsland First semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2006 (OCL)
Singapore First semester 2006 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit combines the study of ideas of authorship with the critical study of a number of texts. The notion of authorship will be interrogated in relation to a variety of writing practices. The Romantic idea of the author (and that of the film auteur) will be examined in the light of recent critical theories.

Objectives: As for COM2407 with the addition of the following: 1. COM3407 students are required to have a greater understanding of the historical foundations of the theory of authorship and how this is characterised in Foucault's theory of discourse.

Assessment: Essay (2000 words): 40% + Examination (2.5 hours): 60% + Third-year students will be encouraged to show a greater degree of self-reflexivity in their assessment tasks than second-year level

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: COM1010 and COM1020 or equivalents

Prohibitions: GSC2407, GSC2415, GSC3407, COM2407