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ENGL3705: Writing Country: Indigenous Ecopoetics

2023 unit information

This unit surveys Australian Indigenous representations of Country in poetry, fiction, art, and film. We consider Indigenous expressions of Country through comparative ecocritical transnational and trans-Indigenous frameworks and examine how Indigenous philosophies of Country can contribute to thinking about issues such as environmental crisis and climate change.

Unit details and rules

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English and Writing

Code ENGL3705
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian literature or 12 credit points at 2000 level in English or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indigenous Studies
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the cosmological, cultural and aesthetic meanings of Country
  • LO2. identify and appreciate expressions of Country across a range of Indigenous literary and cultural texts
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of contemporary transnational ecopoetics and ecocritical writing
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of how discourse on Country responds and contributes to trans-Indigenous ecopoetics and ecocritical writing
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of how discourse on Country responds and contributes to the environmental humanities
  • LO6. demonstrate the development of generic skills in group learning, independent learning, literary reading and interpretation, academic writing, critical thinking and creative expression.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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