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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Anti-requisites

ENG10164 Auto/biography

Unit aim

Introduces students to the study and practice of auto/biography. Will explore a range of texts of the genres and those contemporary theories of the subject which are so pertinent to the writing and reading of auto/biography. Gives students the opportunity to write an auto/biographical piece.

Unit content

  • Writing lives
  • Writing the self
  • Writing others
  • Lives in context
  • Writing from the margins
  • Political lives: Writing and advocacy

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of auto/biographical theory and practice
2 demonstrate an ability to devise and develop a creative project within a life-writing genre of their own choosing
3 analyse and interpret a range of critical approaches (for example, feminist, post structural and postcolonial) relevant to auto/biography
4 analyse the representations of the subject within discourse and practices of culture
5 identify their own place within those cultural enterprises in which the multiple meanings of the subject are negotiated and performed in the writing of auto/biography.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of auto/biographical theory and practice
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  2. demonstrate an ability to devise and develop a creative project within a life-writing genre of their own choosing
    • GA2:
  3. analyse and interpret a range of critical approaches (for example, feminist, post structural and postcolonial) relevant to auto/biography
    • GA1:
  4. analyse the representations of the subject within discourse and practices of culture
    • GA7:
  5. identify their own place within those cultural enterprises in which the multiple meanings of the subject are negotiated and performed in the writing of auto/biography.
    • GA2:
    • GA7: