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Earthworks: Literature and Environment (ATS2427)
Semester 2 / 2014


Storm Boy Colin Thiele , Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 Z947092 1963 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 3 units)
— Appears in: Kumurins un Kamolins; Es protu lekt pari pelkem; Vetras zens 1999;

The story of a boy and his pelican, Mr Percival, who live on the South Australian Coorong.


This unit will introduce students to the new field of ecologically oriented literary and cultural studies, or 'ecocriticism'. It will critically examine various cultural constructions of 'nature' and 'the body' in a range of texts exemplifying different discourses of nature (e.g. mythological, philosophical, scientific) and literary genres (e.g. drama, narrative, poetry) from a range of different geographical and historical contexts. In addition, consideration will be given to the development of a number of distinct approaches within the field of current environmental literary and cultural studies.


Written work) (2700 words): 60%

Exam (2 hours): 40%