Indigenous Australia in Literature: Listenin' Up
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.
- Semester 2 - 2015
- Semester 2 - 2015
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.
The 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
Essay: Essay *
Journal: 8 Journal entries *
Project: Research project *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Essay: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Journal: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Project: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term