You MUST answer Questions 1, 2 and 3. Please choose ONE option from each Question on the exam…

You MUST answer Questions 1, 2 and 3. Please choose ONE option from each Question on the exam…

  1. You MUST answer Questions 1, 2 and 3. Please choose ONE option from each Question on the exam paper. (Do not answer 2 options for any Question.)
  2. Please indicate which Question and option you are answering at the top of each essay.
  3. Your exam MUST include a Bibliography or Reference List. (You can use just one Bibliography to cover all 3 exam questions.)
  4. Please follow the Assessment 3 guidelines and “Criteria and Standards” as detailed on pages 15-16 of the Learning Guide. This includes proper use of Referencing throughout (as detailed in the Learning Guide).
  5. Each answer MUST use at least ONE different critical (secondary) Set Reading.
  6. Each answer MUST use at least TWO different literary (primary) Set Readings from Module 2 and/or Module 3. Overall, your exam must use a minimum of 6 different literary texts studied in Modules 2 and 3.

(NOTE: the only exception to this rule occurs for Question 2, option 4. If you choose to answer option 4, you can write twice about Salt Creek – because you will also cover Salt Creek in Question 3. If you answer option 4, DO NOT use the same material from Salt Creek to answer Question 2 and Question 3. There are plenty of examples to choose from.)

Reminder Note

This assessment only covers Module 2 and Module 3. DO NOT write on any literary or critical texts from Module 1 (The Tribe).

Your literary (primary) Set Readings for Module 2 are:

Henry Lawson, “Song of the Darling River”; Judith Wright, “For New England”; A. D. Hope, “Australia”; Martin Harrison, “Australia”; Ali Cobby Eckermann, “Ngingali” and “Unearth”; Samuel Wagan Watson, “Too Many Secrets”; Kim Cheng Boey, “La Mian in Melbourne”; Michelle Cahill, “Childhood”; Omar Sakr, “The H-Word”; Nguyen Tien Hoang, “The Fifth Full Moon”; Natalie Harkin, “Domestic”; Laurie May, “Stuck in the Middle”; Sara Mansour, “Casting Stones”; Gareth Liddiard, “High Plains Mailman”; Alinta Krauth and Jason Nelson,”Camberland”; Jason Nelson, “Birds Still Warm from Flying”.

Your literary (primary) Set Readings for Module 3 are:

Henry Lawson, “The Drover’s Wife” and “The Bush Undertaker”; Barbara Baynton, “A Dreamer”, “The Chosen Vessel” and “Squeaker’s Mate”; and Lucy Treloar, Salt Creek.

Your critical (secondary) Set Readings for Modules 2 and 3 are listed in the Schedule of Weekly Activities in the Learning Guide.


QUESTION 1 – answer ONE of the following:

1. Choose at least TWO poems from Module 2.

How are versions of national identity explored in your chosen poems? How do those poemsextend, displace orcriticise ideas of “nation”?

OR

2. Choose at least TWO poems from Module 2.

How do your chosen poems explore and reflect different and changing ideas of land and/or Country?

QUESTION 2 – answer ONE of the following:

3. “Australian colonial experiences of alienation from the land are ideally suited to the Gothic mode.”

Discuss this statement with reference to at least ONE poem from Module 2 and at least ONE story by Baynton OR Lawson. DO NOT write about any poem you discussed in Question 1.

OR

4. “Salt Creek, ‘The Chosen Vessel’ and ‘Squeaker’s Mate’ can be understood as rewritings of ‘The Drover’s Wife’.”

Choose EITHER Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar OR one story by Barbara Baynton, and compare it to ‘The Drover’s Wife’ by Henry Lawson. How are the Gothic tropes and techniques used by Treloar or Baynton different from those used by Lawson?

QUESTION 3 – answer ONE of the following:

5. From Salt Creek, choose EITHER the relationship between Hester and Charles OR that between Adelaide and Tully.

How does Lucy Treloar rework aspects of ‘historical romance’ to explore post-feminist and/or pre-feminist heroines? Your answer MUST also refer to at least ONE story by Barbara Baynton. DO NOT write about any Baynton story you discussed in Question 2.

OR

6. From Salt Creek, choose EITHER the character Hester OR the character Tully.

How does the narrative journey of your chosen character contribute topost-colonial rewritings of an Australian “pioneer legend”? Your answer MUST also refer to at least ONE story by Henry Lawson. DO NOT write about any Lawson story you discussed in Question 2.

You MUST answer Questions 1, 2 and 3. Please choose ONE option from each Question on the exam…

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