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.