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by Matt Smith
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The podcasting of a life, by Matt Smith. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” - Charles Dickens.

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by Richard Broome
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'Gondwana', the ancient super continent, evolved over forty millenia into several continents including Australia. Just two centuries after European settlement, the human impact on the land, massive species extinction, and climate change, pose serious threats to the continent's fragile ecology.

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by Rhiannon Evans
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In this subject we explore Greek and Roman mythology, with particular reference to some core narratives and themes. Greek mythology is very focused around hero myths, and this is a central aspect of our study. Heroes studied in the subject include Heracles, Jason, Perseus, Bellerophon and Odysseus

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by Norva Lo
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If Descartes is the father of modern philosophy, Hume is the person who gave shape to the contemporary philosophical world.

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by David Beagley
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In this subject, students study current theories of literature, with a focus on genres relating to children's literature as a form of social practice. Topics covered include critical analysis, traditional story forms, modernist and postmodern picture books, emerging formats, fantasy and realistic fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

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by Christopher Scanlon
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This subject examines the history of the press, the principles that underlie and inform the press, ongoing debates about quality and 'tabloidisation' and the opportunities and challenges posed by new technologies.

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by Andrew Brennan
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René Descartes, the ‘father of modern philosophy’ wrote his essay Meditations (published 1641) not long after Shakespeare published the Sonnets (1609).

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by Nicholas Herriman
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In this course, we will use the anthropological approach and methodology to understand witch-hunts and persecution. We start by looking at magic, witchcraft and sorcery and explaining the persistence of related beliefs and practices.

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by David Beagley
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In this subject students examine major themes and strategies used by children's authors to represent and comment upon postcolonial issues and experience.

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by Gillian Shepherd
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This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world through both textual sources and the material evidence of art and archaeology.

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