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HIST327 Interpreting Māori Lives: Rebels, Radicals and Reformers

The representation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Māori leaders through popular culture, including biography, autobiography, novels and other media.

From prophets to political leaders, sports personalities to entertainers, this course examines a range of Māori men and women who have been the subject of biographical and popular writings. We examine why Māori leaders have been cast as ‘rebels’, ‘radicals’ and ‘reformers’ and how Māori have challenged these representations through autobiography, and other media, including novels and film, as part of a wider push to decolonise the historical past.

Paper title Interpreting Māori Lives: Rebels, Radicals and Reformers
Paper code HIST327
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
18 200-level HIST, ARTH or ARTV points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
(i) May not be credited together with HIST 333 passed in 2006 or 2007. (ii) Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Contact

angela.wanhalla@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla

Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking.
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Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of nineteenth and twentieth century Māori history
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the main themes and debates in Māori history
  • Evaluate popular and academic biographical writings of  historical figures
  • Evaluate the different modes, approaches and theories of biography and autobiography
  • Gain proficiency in written and oral communication skills

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 40
A2 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 40