Not currently offered
Course code

ENGL3045

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course centres stories written, told and shared by Aboriginal Australians for the benefit of all readers. Through "listening"/reading to these stories that come from Country, the course employs Marcia Langton's notion of "intersubjectivity" so that students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, can engage with Aboriginal ways of knowing through stories that share public knowledge about this land. This course uses both Indigenous and non-Indigenous texts to examine the ways in which "Aboriginality" and "whiteness" interact in fictional and non-fictional texts.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


Content

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
  • Engaging with Aboriginal knowledge about Country in the form of stories and literature

Assessment items

Essay: Essay *

Journal: Journal entries *

Essay: Final essay *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Seminar: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Due to the practical nature of this course students are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of classes.

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.
  • Essay: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.