Introduction to Aboriginal Literature (KOCR2612)


This unit of study provides an introduction to the literature of Aboriginal Australia. It surveys a range of texts from the late eighteenth to the early twenty-first century, including early letters and chronicles, works of fiction, poetry and plays, and political manifestos and song-lyrics. These texts are read in the light of Aboriginal cultural and political life, the specificities of tradition, colonisation, resistance and survival, and Aboriginal interpolations of modernity, postmodernity and postcolonialism.

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1x3-hr seminar/week


participation (10%), presentations (20%), short essay (30%), take-home exan (40%)

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12 junior credit points from Table A

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