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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- 18 200-level HIST, ARTH or ARTV points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- (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.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of History, Art History and Visual Culture's website
- Teaching staff
- Course materials will be made available electronically.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
- 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