Faculty of Arts


ENGLISH 204

Pacific Literature in English


Description

An introduction to contemporary Pacific literature exploring texts from canonical Pacific writers to spoken word performance poets. Texts will be examined in light of recent theories in indigenous writing studies, with a focus on crossings of cultural and creative borders, diaspora and identity.

Availability 2012

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh

Reading/Texts

Mauri Ola: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English.  Eds.  Albert Wendt, Reina Whaitiri, Robert Sullivan.  2010.

Telesa: The Covenant Keeper.  Lani Wendt Young. 2011.

Niu Voices: Contemporary Fiction.  Ed. Selina Tusitala Marsh.  2006.

Think Of A Garden (And Other Plays).  John Kneubuhl.  1996.

Points

ENGLISH 204: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I in English, or 15 points at Stage I in English and WOMEN 202 or PACIFIC 100

Restrictions

ENGLISH 358


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