As I suspected the 2005 University of Wollongong timetable mostly involves subjects that fall into my already nominated category of "subjects I don't want to do but there's nothing else and at least it's another 6 or 8 credit points towards my total of 144 credit points (124 already done)", and I'll have to do subjects in Autumn and Spring semesters, rather than finishing all three in Autumn. Bugger, bugger, bugger.
My narrowed down, exciting choices for anyone who is interested (unless I can talk someone into letting me do ENGL350: Fantasy and Popular Fiction again). See if you can sense a theme happening here.
AUST102: Australian Studies - Narrating the Nation
This subject introduces students to different perspectives on the meanings of ‘Australia” and ‘Australianess in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores a series of key texts which represent Australia, Australians and the continent through a variety of genres. Students explore these ideas from a combination of historical, literary, geographical and cultural perspectives. The subject asks how Australia and being Australian has been represented by different people from different social groups at different times.
ENGL260: Nineteenth Century Australian Literary Culture
This subject examines nineteenth-century Australian literary culture in the context of contemporary critical theories of gender, race, class and colonialism. Amongst other things, it examines the representation and critique of gender roles, the process by which national literary canons and national identity are constructed, and the manner in which colonial ideology played a critical role in the representation of Aboriginal people and Aboriginality in the literature of the period.
ENGL375: Australia Fair - Nation, 'Race' and Culture
This subject explores the interrelationship between cultural industries and the dominant story of the Australian nation. It takes into consideration a collection of texts from a variety of genres (including literature, film, television, children’s literature, explorers’ journals, journalism etc), from different moments in Australian history and from many different locations. The subject considers how and why dominant national stories emerge and how and why they are maintained and protected.
If I'm going to do background research, I may as well do it only once! Yeesh!