This topic will introduce students to the rich and diverse world of local and global Indigenous literatures, and the power of story and text to effect personal and collective social change. It will explore critical social and historical contexts and frameworks, including global trans-Indigenous movements and conversations that intersect race, class, gender, cultural and queer studies; and identity and representation politics. Locally and culturally- situated methodologies of resistance and transformation will be examined through methods and texts that are decolonising, generative and honouring; that reckon with histories of colonialism, and that bear witness to contemporary priorities such as climate justice, land and country rights, and human rights. This topic frames Indigenous literary studies through a politics of relationality and refusal; blood-memory and haunting; and the poetics of Indigenous sovereignty. This topic will draw on Indigenous Creative Sovereignties and privilege Indigenous Knowledges and perspectives to consider, analyse and articulate Indigenous futures, through critical arts-based learning.
This topic aims to: