Transnational Indigenous Literatures (3062LHS)

This course crosses languages, cultures and continents. We jump from the deep past to the present, and back into recent colonial histories. We read short fiction, poetry, a verse novel and all kinds of things in between. Everything you thought you knew about literature - including what it is, why it is written, and who is writing it - will be unsettled, turned upside down, and left to grow much richer. In this course we will see how literary forms have been of vital importance for indigenous peoples not only as modes of aesthetic expression, but as potent forms of political resistance to colonial and neo-colonial powers. As we travel across Australia, the Americas and the Pacific, we will see how these literatures imagine the possibility of spaces that don't correspond to the lines on national maps.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (11248) Open Tuesday 13:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G06 1.12
Academic 2
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (11249) Open Wednesday 15:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N63 0.01
Business 3 Building
Nathan Campus