ENGLISH 221

New Zealand Literature


Description

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.

Availability 2022

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Tru Paraha

Reading/Texts

TBA

Recommended Reading

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) 

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

ENGLISH 221: 15 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I in English

Restrictions

ENGLISH 355