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Orientations: Reading Asia (6 points)


Leader: Robin Gerster

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit examines the dynamics of 'Asian' (esp. South Asian) identity in the postcolonial era, as revealed in a range of fictional texts. Issues discussed include representational dichotomies and intersections of 'East' and 'West', cultural hybridity, diaspora, and Australian responses to Asia in both literature and the media.

Assessment: Essay (2000 words): 50% + Short essay (1500 words): 30% + Seminar participation: 20%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in English or permission

Prohibitions: ENH3710

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