- Code ASIA8038
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Shameem Black
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course has two goals: first, to explore the importance of creative practices as ways of knowing in Asian and Pacific cultures, and second, to advance creative practices as part of innovative research on Asia and the Pacific. We will look closely at diverse cultural forms, which may include performance traditions, rituals, oral stories, print culture, and/or visual and digital media, to investigate how they work as modes of historical knowledge, cultural critique, and political reflection. In dialogue with these forms, we will consider how your own academic research might expand beyond traditional scholarly boundaries by working more intimately with creative expression. Experimenting with forms that may include ethnography, life writing, embodied practice, fiction, visual art, and/or multimedia, we will consider how different ways of representing place, person, voice, the self, history, and the integration of creative practice and critical theory can lead to new and expanded ways of engaging with Asian and Pacific societies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of creative practices in Asia and the Pacific;
- Analyse how Asian and Pacific creative forms can serve as sites of historical, cultural, and political reflection;
- Identify and evaluate strategies for incorporating creative practice into academic research;
- Integrate creative practice into a research project, justifying methods and approaches;
- Reflect on your own learning and research identity in the context of creative practice.
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Creative Practice Journal (200 words x 10) (20) [LO 3,4,5]
- Theoretical Essay (1500 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Creative Research Project (3000 words or equivalent) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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WorkloadThe total workload for the course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
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This course assumes basic familiarity with core traditional skills of academic research and writing. Students without such familiarity are advised to take a course focusing on academic writing or methods before enrolling in this course.
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