School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

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;
Lu Xun, Real Story of Ah-Q;
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart;
Andrea Levy, Small Island;
Jean Binta Breeze, Third-World Girl: Selected Poems;
Sok-yong Hwang, The Guest;
Yong-Ha Kim, Your Republic is Calling You;
Suji Kwok Kim, Notes from the Divided Country;
Tusiata Avia, Bloodclot.
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.