Inventing New Zealand in Literature

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2019, 2020, 2022

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ENGL 210 is an introduction to New Zealand literature. The course has a twentieth-century focus, and, in its survey of the century, examines texts that engage the issues of translation (a politics of metaphor) by which different ideas of ‘New Zealandness’ have been established and critiqued. What is it we mean when we speak of New Zealand literature? What are the assumptions, readings and interpretations employed in the formation of something like New Zealand identity, and what are their contexts?


Any 15 points at 100 level from ENGL, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.