Indigenous Australia in Literature: Listenin' Up

Course code ENGL3045Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Indigenality and Indigenous issues in Australia have been constructed and represented through different literary genres and for different political purposes. This course uses both Indigenous and non-Indigenous texts to examine the ways in which "Indigenality" and "whiteness" have been perpetuated and included in mainstream Australian culture using both fictional and non-fictional texts.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe how representations of identity are constructed and used in literature.
2. Discuss issues related to "race" relations today.
3. Critically evaluate the construction of "whiteness" in Indigenous and non-Indigenous representations.
4. Identify responses to change and difference.
5. Respond to and engage in local, national and global cultural communities.
6. Communicate a scholarly attitude towards representation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledges.
ContentThe course covers:
* Different cultural and political uses of literary texts
* Representations of colonisation and post-colonial discourses
* Theoretical and practical examples of Indigenous knowledges, pedagogies and communication tools
* Exploration of Indigenous and non-Indigenous constructions of Australian identity
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay worth 20%
Journal8 Journal entries, Journal worth 40%
Other: (please specify)Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.
ProjectsResearch project worth 40%
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENGL3045