New Zealand Literature
Offers an historical survey of major writers and key issues in New Zealand literature. Students will not only read some of the best writing our country has to offer but will develop, through the literature studied, a richly detailed overview of New Zealand experience from the period of first contact until now.
For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for ENGLISH 221.
Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.
*This course will be adapted in 2022 due to staff changes. Please consult Canvas for updates.
Coordinator(s) Dr Tru Paraha
Terry Sturm ed. The Oxford History of New Zealand Literature, 2nd ed. (Auckland: OUP, 1998)
Patrick Evans, The Long Forgetting (Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2008)
Alex Calder, The Settler’s Plot: How Stories Take Place In New Zealand (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2011)
Tina Makereti, ‘Indigenous literary Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand’ (online: OUP, 2020)
ENGLISH 221: 15 points
30 points at Stage I in English