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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Further unit of study information


1x3hr seminar/week


Seminar participation (10%), 1x1000wd Seminar presentation (20%), 1x1500wd Short Essay (30%), 1x2000wd Tale-home exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 Junior credit points

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.