New Zealand Literature
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
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.
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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