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Literature of Oceania

Spring 2000

Dr. Juniper Ellis

English Department

Loyola College in Maryland

Baltimore MD 21210

410-617-5492

JEllis@loyola.edu

Required Texts:

Reserve readings in library, and:

Nora Vagi Brash, Which Way, Big Man?

Sia Figiel, They Who Do Not Grieve

Johnny (Florence) Frisbie, Miss Ulysses of Puka-Puka

Patricia Grace, Potiki

Leo Hannet, The Ungrateful Daughter

Vilsoni Hereniko and Teresia Teaiwa, Last Virgin in Paradise

Epeli Hau'ofa, Tales of the Tikongs

John Kneubuhl, Think of a Garden

Grace Mera Molisa, Black Stone I, and Colonised People

John Pule, The Shark That Ate the Sun

Konai Helu Thaman, Songs of Love

Albert Wendt, Leaves of the Banyan Tree

Proposed Schedule:

Jan. 18 Introduction
  25 Johnny (Florence) Frisbie, Miss Ulysses of Puka-Puka
    Johnny Frisbie Hebenstreit, "The Bed." Albert Wendt, ed. Nuanua. Auckland: Auckland UP, 1995.
    Albert Wendt, "Introduction." Nuanua
Feb. 1 Leo Hannet, The Ungrateful Daughter (a play)
    John Kasaipwalova, "Betel Nut is Bad Magic for Airplanes." Rpt. in Worlds of Fiction. Eds. Roberta Rubenstein and Charles R. Larson. New York: Macmillan, 1993,
  8 Wendt, Leaves of the Banyan Tree
    Wendt, "Towards a New Oceania." Mana Review 1.1 (1976): 49-60. Rpt. in Readings in Pacific Literature. Ed. Paul Sharrad. Wollongong: U of Wollongong and New Literatures Research Centre, 1993.
  15 No class
  22 Grace Mera Molisa, Black Stone I, and Colonised People
  29 Konai Helu Thaman, Songs of Love
Spring Break    
Mar. 14 Hau'ofa, Tales of the Tikongs
    Hau'ofa, "Our Sea of Islands." A New Oceania. Eds. Eric Waddell, Vijay Naidu, and Epeli Hau'ofa. Suva: U of South Pacific P, 1993. Rpt. in The Contemporary Pacific 6.1 (1994)
  21 Nora Vagi Brash, Which Way, Big Man?
  28 John Pule, The Shark That Ate the Sun
Apr. 4 Patricia Grace, Potiki
    Patricia Grace, "Ngati Kangaru." The Sky People. Auckland: Penguin, 1994.
    Donna Awatere, Chapters 1 and 2 from Maori Sovereignty. Auckland: Broadsheet, 1984.
  11 Vilsoni Hereniko and Teresia Teaiwa, Last Virgin in Paradise
    Hereniko, "Representations of Cultural Identities." Tides of History. Eds. K. R. Howe, et al. Honolulu: U of Hawai'i P, 1994.
  18 John Kneubuhl, Think of a Garden
  25 Sia Figiel, They Who Do Not Grieve
    Subramani, "Interview." The Girl in the Moon Circle. Figiel. Suva: Mana Publications, 1996.
    Wendt, "Tatauing the Post-Colonial Body." SPAN 42/43 (1996)

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