EN109 Approaches to Literature
For second semester in 1987 I chose this subject. I was still studying externally while working full time at Redcliffe hospital, this time as a Medicine and Paediatrics PHO. This meant I wasn’t operating anymore and wasn’t quite as stressed but the ER work was still dreadful. During the semester we moved house from Redcliffe to Daisy Hill, which was a good idea because I was still outside Brisbane and so could justify continuing as an external student.
This was an interesting subject examining the practice of literary criticism. I was pleased to find the assessment was all assignment work, which suits external studies better than examinations.
The lecturer was Con Castan (1931-2012), whose obituary reveals a fascinating life unknown to the distance students he taught back then. He was certainly a very close reader of our assignments and offered a lot of encouragement.