School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for ENGL 330 in 2017.

ENGL-330 – Postcolonial Literature

Points:20Prerequisites:20 points from ENGL 200-299, 20 further points from ENGL 200-299, CREW 200-299, THEA 205, 211
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

This course considers the impact of British colonial expansion on the development of modern literature, with a particular focus on texts written in the 20th century. The texts discussed represent a variety of different national literatures and are considered in the contexts of their historical and cultural production. Recent post-colonial debates provide the theoretical framework for discussion. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

Set Texts

ENGL 330 Student Notes;
Levy, Andrea. Small Island. Hatchett.
Breeze, Jean Binta. Third-World Girl: Selected Poems. Bloodaxe.
Hwang, Sok-yong. The Guest. Sevens.
Suji Kwock, Kim. Notes from the Divided Country. Lousiana.
Tusiata, Avia. Bloodclot. VUP.
Figiel, Sia. Where We Once Belonged.
Kanafani, Ghassan. Men in the Sun.
Darwish, Mahmoud. Unfortunately, It was Paradise. California.

Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 1 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
8620 29 Feb – 27 Mar 2016Mon1000 - 1050Hunter [Kelburn]LT119Dougal McNeill
29 Feb – 27 Mar 2016Wed1000 - 1050Hunter [Kelburn]LT220
4 Apr – 24 Apr 2016Mon1000 - 1050Hunter [Kelburn]LT119
4 Apr – 24 Apr 2016Wed1000 - 1050Hunter [Kelburn]LT220
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Mon1000 - 1050Hunter [Kelburn]LT119
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Wed1000 - 1050Hunter [Kelburn]LT220

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.