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ENGL3705: Writing Country: Indigenous Ecopoetics

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.

Code ENGL3705
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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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
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.