Indigenous Australia in Literature: Listenin' Up
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
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.
Upon 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.
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
Modes of Delivery
Email Discussion Group
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term