2017 Winter School Subject List

Reading Magazines (ENGL6970) - Applications Closed

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: English
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1)  Rebecca Johinke - rebecca.johinke@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1)  Rebecca Johinke - rebecca.johinke@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 05 Dec 2016 
End Date: 14 Dec 2016 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Applications Closed 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 21 Nov 2016 
Census date: 03 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 03 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

Description

This unit celebrates magazines as an important but often over-looked part of Australian print and digital culture. Starting with an overview of the history of print culture in Australia and the role of iconic magazines like the Bulletin and Women’s Weekly in constructing literary and popular culture, we then examine a cross-section of publications from ‘little’ literary magazines to fashion, gossip, sports, special-interest, custom and online magazines.

Assessment

4x500wd discussion posts, 4x1000wd Wikipedia or blog entries.

Timetable

Start Date: 05 Dec 2016     End Date: 14 Dec 2016

Lectures:

Wooley Seminar Room N208

Mon 05 DEC 2016 - 10:00-16:00 hrs
Tue 06 DEC 2016 - 10:00-16:00 hrs
Wed 07 DEC 2016 - 10:00-16:00 hrs

Mon 12 DEC 2016 - 10:00-16:00 hrs
Tue 13 DEC 2016 - 10:00-16:00 hrs
Wed 14 DEC 2016 - 10:00-16:00 hrs

Texts

Electronic readings (available from Library) plus several magazines.