Winter Term 2019/2020
Nation and Identity: New Zealand
Tina Helbig M.A.
Fr 10-12:00 c.t.
This course examines the role media representation plays in defining New Zealand’s national identity. We will analyse short-stories, movies, advertisements, and visual social media in order to discuss the following topics: nation building, national identity, cultural identity, and intercultural relations between European colonizers and their descendants and the Māori people.
Katherine Mansfield, "The Garden Party".
Frank Sargeson, "The Making of a New Zealander".
Patricia Grace, "A Way of Talking".
Lee Tamahori (dir.), Once Were Warriors.
Niki Caro (dir.), Whale Rider.
Taika Waititi (dir.), Hunt for the Wilderpeople.