2018 Winter School Subject List

Reading Magazines (ENGL6970) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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

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

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

Start Date: 10 Jan 2018 
End Date: 19 Jan 2018 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


This unit will celebrate magazines as an important but often over-looked part of Australian print culture.

We will start with an overview of the history of print culture in Australia and the role of iconic magazines like the Bulletin and Women’s Weekly magazines in constructing literary and popular culture.

We will then examine a cross-section of publications from ‘little’ literary magazines to fashion, gossip, sports, special-interest, custom and online magazines and the role they play in fostering Australian literary culture.


4 x 500-word discussion posts, 1 x 2,000-word research paper, 1 x 2,000-word conference paper.


Start Date: 10 Jan 2018     End Date: 19 Jan 2018


Wed 10:00 - 15:00

Thurs 10:00 - 15:00

Fri 10:00 - 15:00


Woolley Seminar Room N208


Electronic Readings