T5090 – Resisting the Legacy of Colonialism: History, Culture and Literature of the Maori (Aoteaora/New Zealand)

Auckland, Northland Region and North Central Region
Faculty: Jane Lamm Carroll and Joanne Cavallaro
On-line Course Date: 01/03/2019 and 01/25/2019
Travel Dates: 01/04/2019 – 01/24/2019

This course will examine the history of the Maori and the ways that the Maori today have negotiated post-colonial space in their work to revitalize a culture and language that were nearly destroyed by European colonization, in the process producing some remarkable literature.

Academic Overview
This course examines the history of the Maori and the ways that the Maori today have worked to restore and preserve their culture and language that were nearly destroyed by European colonialism.  The course will begin with the history of the Maori people and take students on visits to sites where that history took place.  The course will then turn students’ attention to the contemporary resurgence of Maori culture and literature, again visiting sites closely related to this resurgence, including an overnight stay at a Maori marae. Along the way, we will read the novels and poetry of contemporary Maori writers, again visiting sites mentioned in those works to enhance students’ understanding of the texts.

Program Fee/Cost
Program Fee includes:  Transportation and course arrangements as indicated, university and hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, continental breakfast daily, one lunch and three dinners (subject to change).

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Required Readings
James Belich, Making Peoples
Keri Hulm, The Bone People
Alan Duff, Once Were Warriors
Selected poetry by various Maori writers
Collection of short stories to be determined
Witi Ihimaera, The Whale Rider (novel and film)

15% Attendance and Participation
15% Site Visit Journals
20% Reflection Papers on Assigned Readings
15% History Exam
15% Group Presentation on a Short Story
20% Final Synthesis Essay

Faculty Directors
Jane Carroll, St. Catherine University (651) 690.8813, email: jlcarroll@stkate.edu
Joanne Cavallaro, St. Catherine University (651) 690.6867, email: jcavallaro@stkate.edu

Description of Faculty Directors
Dr. Carroll is a Professor of History at St. Catherine University. She has been teaching American and European history courses for almost 20 years.  Her areas of expertise include the history of slavery, the history of civil liberties and civil rights in the U.S., the history of American and European women, the history of feminism, Irish history and Minnesota history.  Her research and writing is in 19th century Minnesota history and the relationships between Euro-Americans and Native Americans.  Professor Carroll has travelled extensively throughout Western Europe and the British Isles. This is her second time instructing this course.

Dr. Cavallaro is a Professor of English at St. Catherine University. She has taught courses in English for over 20 years, with an expertise in socio-linguistics. Recently she has turned her attention to issues of endangered languages, teaching several courses on that topic.  She has co-taught interdisciplinary courses in the St. Catherine University Honors Program. This is her second time co-instructing this course.

Application Procedures & Deadline
· Select the How to Apply link to start your online application.
· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2018.

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information on course content, contact Jane Carroll
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office.