Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction and Film
Lecture Thursday 12-1
Seminars: Friday 10-12pm & 1-3pm
Week 1 – Introduction to the course (no preparation required)
Week 2 – Kate Grenville, The Secret River (novel)
Week 3 – Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975) (film)
Week 4 – Walkabout (Nicholas Roeg, 1971) (film)
Week 5 – The Piano ((Jane Campion, 19930 (film)
Week 7- Keri Hulme, The Bone People (novel) session 1
Week 8- Once Were Warriors (Lee Tamahori, 1994) (film)
Week 9 – Achmat Dangor, Bitter Fruit (novel)
Week 10 – Cry Freedom (Richard Attenborough, 1987) (film)
Week 11 – District 9 (Neil Blomkamp, 2009) (film)
Additional preparatory reading (any edition of the books below is fine):
Postcolonial Studies: The Key Concepts by Bill Ashcroft.
The Post-Colonial Studies Reader Ed. Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin.
Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media, Ella Shohat and Robert Stam.
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