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In this subject, students study current theoretical frameworks for interpreting colonial and postcolonial children's literature and considers a range of evaluative issues entailed in applying these frameworks to different postcolonial texts.

Postcolonial Literature for Children La Trobe University

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In this subject, students study current theoretical frameworks for interpreting colonial and postcolonial children's literature and considers a range of evaluative issues entailed in applying these frameworks to different postcolonial texts.

    Orientalism

    Orientalism

    Looking at the wider analysis of postcolonial literature, through the window of orientalism.

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    • 50 min
    The Beat of the Drum

    The Beat of the Drum

    Postcolonialism isn't just based on skin colour or ethnicity - The Beat of the Drum tells about this process within an Irish context.

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    • 55 min
    Pocahontas

    Pocahontas

    Using the example of Pocahantas, how is the real world rewritten into something that treads the line between fact and fiction?

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    • 46 min
    Cowboys and Indians

    Cowboys and Indians

    The common themes and reality of the western genre.

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    • 41 min
    Chinese Cinderella

    Chinese Cinderella

    How to read and interpret the literature of other cultures, using 'Chinese Cinderella' as an example.

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    • 53 min
    Bias in Telling Stories

    Bias in Telling Stories

    This lecture uses Gary Disher’s The Divine Wind to show how stories of an historical event can be biased in their telling, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

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    • 53 min

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