Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Sue Kossew


Previously coded ENH2800


This unit offers an introduction to the exciting field of postcolonial literature and theory. Texts are chosen to represent different cultural, historical and national responses to process of colonialism. Issues include rewriting history, decolonising identities, postcolonial resistance and strategies for writing back. Weekly theoretical readings will enable students to apply theory to reading literary works.


Seminar presentation (1000 words) and participation: 30%
Essay (1500 words): 30%
Class test (2000 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Susan Kossew

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
Literary studies (Literatures in English, International literatures)


A first-year sequence in Literary Studies or permission


ATS3515, CLS2800/CLS3800