|Short Description:||1st Nations Lit & Writings|
|Faculty or Section :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|School or Department :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090311 - Indigenous Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||4 June 2020|
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course has a dual ambition of introducing USQ students to a traditionally oral culture through its written words and literature and a changing of perceptions through an analysis of seldom told stories. A journey through Indigenous voices in a variety of texts, including poetry, theatre, autobiography, early writings and film will be undertaken. Through a weekly lecture and a two hour tutorial the course will examine representations of Indigeneity as represented in or absent from selected texts. Aboriginal creation stories, autobiographies, short stories, poems and a novel will be explored alongside Torres Strait Islander poems, songs, resistance stories, creation stories and theoretical and cultural positionings. The role of Aboriginal narrative forms in modern society will be explored from a position that a solid theoretical and cultural/ historical grounding is important for any literary/artistic analysis.