Faculty of Arts


ENGLISH 355

New Zealand Literature


Description

Offers an historical survey of major writers and key issues in New Zealand literature. We look at how versions of the past have been remembered and explore the significance of those pasts for New Zealanders today. We raise questions about the representation of other cultures and other times, about identity and belonging, about the human place in nature and aim to provide a rich and complex map of our cultural history from the period of first contact until now.

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Availability 2018

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Alex Calder

Reading/Texts

FE Maning, Old New Zealand and Other Writings (e-text)

Katherine Mansfield, Selected Stories (Oxford) or Complete Stories

Frank Sargeson, The Stories of Frank Sargeson (Cape Catley)

Robin Hyde, Passport to Hell (AUP)

Bruce Mason, Awatea (VUP) (out of print; Xerox available from UBS)

Hone Kouka, Wairoa (Huia)

Witi Ihimaera, Bulibasha (Reed)

Maurice Gee, Plumb, (Faber)

CK Stead, All Visitors Ashore (Godwit)

Janet Frame, Living in the Maniototo (Hutchinson) 

Allen Curnow and other poets, e-texts and Cecil.

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

ENGLISH 355: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in English

Restrictions

ENGLISH 221


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