Monday 21 July 2014

ENGL30971 Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction and Film

ENGL 30971

Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction and Film       


Lecture Thursday 12-1

Seminars: Friday 10-12pm  &  1-3pm

Semester 1



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)

Reading Week

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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