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form y separately published work icon The Piano Jane Campion , ( dir. Jane Campion ) Australia : Jan Chapman Productions , 1993 Z352127 1993 single work film/TV (taught in 3 units)

'Ada, her nine-year-old daughter, and her piano, arrive to an arranged marriage in the remote bush of 19th century New Zealand. Of all her belongings, her husband refuses to transport the piano and it is left behind on the beach. Unable to bear its certain destruction, Ada strikes a bargain with an illiterate neighbour. She may earn her piano back if she allows him to do certain things while she plays: one black key for every lesson. The arrangement draws all three deeper and deeper into a complex emotional, sexual bond, remarkable for its naive passion and frightening disregard for limits.'

Source: Screen Australia.

y separately published work icon Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies Bill Ashcroft , Helen Tiffin , Gareth Griffiths , London : Routledge , 1998 Z1394887 1998 reference (taught in 2 units) 'As a subject, post-colonial studies stands at the intersection of debates about race, colonialism, gender, politics and language. In the language of post-colonial studies, some words are new, others are familiar but charged with new significance. This volume provides an essential key to understanding the issues that characterize post-colonialism, explaining what it is, where it is encountered and why it is crucial in forging new cultural identities. This comprehensive glossary has extensive cross-referencing, suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry, a bibliography of essential writings in post-colonial studies and is presented in an easy-to-use A-Z format.'
form y separately published work icon Samson and Delilah Warwick Thornton , ( dir. Warwick Thornton ) Scarlett Pictures CAAMA Productions , 2009 Z1561915 2009 single work film/TV (taught in 9 units)

'Samson and Delilah tells the story of two Aboriginal teenagers in a remote community. They live in a sparse environment but one that absorbs all manner of cultural influences, where dot painting and country music exist side by side. Samson gets through his days by sniffing, while Delilah is the caregiver for her nana before taking a moment for herself to listen to Latino music. Their journey ranges across many of the most urgent issues concerning Indigenous people in Australia, homelessness, poverty, domestic violence and substance abuse, but it does so with tenderness, dignity, and even humour.'

Source: Adelaide Film Festival website, Sighted: 23/02/2009

Nervous Conditions!$!Titsi Dangaremba!$! !$!!$!
Cambridge!$!Caryl Phillips!$! !$!!$!
Things Fall Apart!$!Chinua Achebe!$! !$!!$!
Orientalism!$!Edward Said!$! !$!!$!


Studies post-colonial writing, addressing questions of race, nationality, ethnicity, migration, settlement and cultural difference.


Online Discussion - 30%

Collaborative Assignment - 20%

Major Essay - 50%

Supplementary Texts

Ashcroft, Bill, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin, The Post-Colonial Studies Reader (2nd ed.) London: Routledge 2005

Ashcroft, Bill, Post-Colonial Transformation London: Routledge 2001

Ashcroft, Bill, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin, The Empire Writes Back (2nd ed.) London: Routledge 2002

Other Details

Current Campus: Kensington Campus
Levels: Undergraduate