New Zealand Literature

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    New Zealand Literature

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    A thematic and historical study of New Zealand literature from the eighteenth century to the present focusing on such issues as: imaginary worlds; writing the new place; the Maori Renaissance; nationalism and after; war; the outsider; realism, modernism and postmodernism.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 respond to the detail of selected passages of literature and demonstrate their
    responsiveness in a variety of assessment tasks;
    2 read texts critically and discuss their findings in a formal academic essay;
    3 develop some sense of the comparative historical and cultural contexts of the range
    of texts studied

    Class test- 10%
    Essay (2000 words)- 40%
    Essay (2500 words)- 50%

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