Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies


PA409 - Representations of the Pacific

Prerequisites: Admission to PGDA or equivalent.

This course aims to make  sense of contrasting statements and images  of the Pacific region, putting them into perspective in a contemporary light. What is their impact  on Pacific societies, and to what extent  do  they  determine  contemporary  actions  within  and  with  respect to the region?

Some of the readings and films will include:

Hau’ofa, E. (2008). ‘Pasts to Remember’ In We are the Ocean: Selected Works. University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu.

Wa Kuk Wa Jimor (Marshallese Canoes Today)  Film reviews

Offered in Semester 1

Lecturer  Dr Frank Thomas

Tongan coconut sinnet dance custom

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