Literature of the Pacific
Eng 480(01)/ Pacs 480
|Exam, quizzes, & daily assignments||30%|
1. Attend every class meeting prepared with completed
assignments and a posture of active engagement in conversation
2. Be prepared to write brief responses at the beginning of class to questions about the assigned readings.
3. Hand in all assignments in a timely fashion.
4. Participate in all class activities in a manner informed by respect for others, including those with views that may be different than your own.
Note: In addition to the following required readings, we will also consider selected critical essays, films, and presentations by guest speakers (to be announced).
|August||26||Introduction, review of requirements, assignments, grading, exams, papers|
|28||Overviews, Themes & Issues: Video: The Art of Community, C Sinavaiana-Gabbard and E Figueroa|
|September||2||Konai Thaman, "Of
Daffocils and Heilala...;"
Sinavaiana-Gabbard, "The Art of Sticking Together," Who We Are: A Reader for Young People
|4||Patricia Grace, Potiki|
|16||Albert Wendt, Sons for the Return Home|
|30||Alan Duff, Once Were Warriors|
|16||Epeli Hau'ofa, Tales of the Tikongs|
|30||Paul Simei-Barton, Tusitala and the House of the Spirits|
|18||Nora Vagi Brash, "Mass
Media, Mass Mania," Nuanua (Ed. Wendt), p
Grace Molisa, Black Stone, selected poems
|20||Haunani-Kay Trask, Light in a Crevice Never Seen, selected poems; C Sinavaiana-Gabbard, "Ianeta's Dance," "War News," Nuanua, pp 287-288.|
|25||Vilsoni Hereniko, "The Unfinished Fence," Nuanua, pp 70-72.|
|December||2||Konai Helu Thaman, "Langakali," Nuanua, pp 383-386|
"Civilized Girl," Nuanua, pp 341;
Sia Figiel, The Girl in the Moon Circle, pp 4-8, 15-18, 56-59
|9||Dan Taulapapa McMullin,
"Cities of the Plain like Islands in the Sea," Wasafiri
(Ed. Briar Wood and Vilsoni Hereniko), pp 57-59;
Teresia Teaiwa, "Searching for Nei Nim'anoa," Wasafiri, p 19
|11||Final Papers Due|
*Films on Reserve in Sinclair Library: to be viewed in conjunction with corresponding readings: Utu, Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree, OnceWere Warriors, Tusitala and the House of the Spirits.
[Subject: Literature; Pacific/Comparative]
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