This unit explores how literary and cultural works address the state of perpetual war of the historical present. Focusing on Third World decolonisation contexts, we will consider how writers and artists interrogate the gender, racial, and national ideologies that fuel violence, and how literary, cultural analysis contributes towards understanding the global, unevenly distributed effects of war.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week
Participation (15%), 1x3000wd Research Project (55%), 3x500wd Reader Responses (30%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in English or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian Literature