EURO4103 Case Studies in Modern European Literature 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 elective
  • Honours option in European Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
This unit offers advanced specialist studies in European literature and culture since the Renaissance. Students study a selection of texts from the European regions in historical and cultural context. The text selection and the region and period focus may vary from year to year, depending on staff availability. The unit aims to facilitate a deep understanding of the texts within their social, historical, intellectual and political contexts.
Students are able to (1) read and critically analyse a range of complex texts; (2) critically assess literary-historical arguments, and contribute to debates in the field; (3) understand the major intellectual, political and/or historical conflicts of the period under study; (4) present informed original interpretations of the texts studied; and (5) exhibit advanced level research and information literacy skills.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an assignment; (2) a research essay; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kati Tonkin
Contact hours
seminars: 2 hours per week
Unit Outline
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.