Culture, Creation and Characters: Indigenous Australian Literature

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Culture, Creation and Characters: Indigenous Australian Literature

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, Indigenous Studies, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    12 credit points, or 4 undergraduate courses completed.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit will examine the writing of Indigenous Australians to explore Indigenous perspectives of culture and continuity. Students will be introduced to a variety of written work, including biography, and the growing and rich array of fiction and poetry. We will consider the range of reasons Indigenous Australians write, from resistance to celebration, as well as the political motivations for publication. Students will also examine the impact of Indigenous literature on national identity and understandings of Indigenous Australia.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.