Soul- and landscapes Reflecting on the relationship between humans and nature and on sense of belonging in The Deadman Dance (2010) by Kim Scott.
AIM OF THE THESIS
My personal aim of the thesis, what I will develop in my work, why is to me important and why have I chosen this topic. I would love to see the emphaty through the lines, because I feel very close to these theme and I want to transmit my enthusiasm with it.
The Thesis has to be structured in this way:
Chapter 1 Environment as recurring theme in Australian literature
Chapter 2 Aborigines and nature
Chapter 3 The Deadman Dance - a novel about challenging encounters between indigenous and colonisers
Chapter 4 The meaning of belonging as a way to integration
Please write down every source you use and please choose some informations also from the AUSLIT database
I WILL NEED YOU TO PROVIDE ME A LIST OF SOURCES THAT YOU WILL USE, BEFORE STARTING TO WRITE AND AS SOON AS YOU CAN. This is because my university requires it so I can send it to them.
CHAPTER 3 AND CHAPTER 4 must contain a very detailed analysis of the novel That Deadman Dance, in that it is the core of my work!! It is extremely important a detailed analysis with quotations and references to the book.
Please refer directly to the sources through quotations, especially in chapter 3 and 4 to the primary source ( that deadman Dance by kim Scott)
BOOKS TO REFER TO :
– Reflections of a Philosophical Voyage, FORNASIERO
– That Deadman Dance, Kim Scott …...ETC.
Please feel free to use every other source you find useful and interesting, even from the AUSLIT database. The more sources you have, the better it is!!
FEEL FREE TO ARTICULATE CHAPTER 3 AND 4 IN MORE DETAILED SUBTITLES, THE MORE DETAILED IT IS, THE BETTER IT IS!
NOTES: the focus of the work:
* Two cultures trying to live peacefully together, but failing to do so. Kim Scott shows well how good intentions are pushed aside once there is a conflict over farming land. But Scott’s novel, while it shows a tragic outcome is clearly an attempt to try and bring reconciliation through deeper understanding of the situation.
A key issue in That DeadMan Dance is the way Scott compares, beautifully the way that indigenous people relate constructively and sensitively to their natural environment, viewing it as sacred, whereas the European people see the land simply in destructively utilitarian terms. This is what Kim Scott emphasises.