Faculty of Arts


ENGLISH 355

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 355.

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.

Availability 2022

Semester 1

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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