School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for ENGL 330 in 2015.

ENGL-330 – Postcolonial Literature

Points:20Prerequisites:As for ENGL 307
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 fiction, with a particular focus on novels written in the 20th century. The novels 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

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

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 2 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
8620 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Mon, Wed1100 - 1150Murphy [Kelburn]LT220Dougal McNeill
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Mon, Wed1100 - 1150Murphy [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.