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ENGL408 Writing the Nation: Fact or Fiction

Compares and contrasts ‘historical’ and ‘literary’ accounts of key people and events shaping Ireland between 1890 and 1970 in terms of current debates about representation - specifically narrative theory, the archive, revisionism, and memorialisation.

Topics include Parnell; cultural nationalism and the Irish Literary Renaissance; 1916; the Civil War; De Valera and Holy Ireland; and The Troubles.

Paper title Writing the Nation: Fact or Fiction
Paper code ENGL408
Subject English
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
72 points from ENGL 311-368, EURO 302
Notes
May not be credited together with ENGL 467 passed in 2006-2008.
Contact
peter.kuch@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Peter Kuch
Paper Structure
Critically examines the interplay between text, intertext, context and metatext.
Teaching Arrangements
Two-hour seminars, film screenings and group discussion of individual student tutorial presentations.
Textbooks
Required reading on reserve in the Library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Enhance hermeneutical skills
  • Increase awareness of the symbiotic reciprocity between 'fact' and 'fiction'
  • Enhance understanding of the complex interplay of context, intertext, text and metatext
  • Develop understanding of historiography and its politics
  • Increase appreciation for the complex interrelationships between history, fiction, culture and national and personal identity

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Compares and contrasts ‘historical’ and ‘literary’ accounts of key people and events shaping Ireland between 1890 and 1970 in terms of current debates about representation - specifically narrative theory, the archive, revisionism, and memorialisation.

Topics include Parnell; cultural nationalism and the Irish Literary Renaissance; 1916; the Civil War; De Valera and Holy Ireland; and The Troubles.

Paper title Writing the Nation: Fact or Fiction
Paper code ENGL408
Subject English
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,098.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,352.87

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Prerequisite
72 points from ENGL 311-368, EURO 302
Notes
May not be credited together with ENGL 467 passed in 2006-2008.
Contact
peter.kuch@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Peter Kuch
Paper Structure
Critically examines the interplay between text, intertext, context and metatext.
Teaching Arrangements
Two-hour seminars, film screenings and group discussion of individual student tutorial presentations.
Textbooks
Required reading on reserve in the Library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Enhance hermeneutical skills
  • Increase awareness of the symbiotic reciprocity between 'fact' and 'fiction'
  • Enhance understanding of the complex interplay of context, intertext, text and metatext
  • Develop understanding of historiography and its politics
  • Increase appreciation for the complex interrelationships between history, fiction, culture and national and personal identity

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41