Analyse Stories/Narratives within Cultures: The Immigration Project
This unit examines the role stories play in our everyday lives and the forms in which stories appear.
Personal stories have a relationship to the broader culture and it is the exploration of this relationship that will be one of the aims of this subject.
The term diaspora can be understood to mean persons who are displaced as a result of religious, cultural, political, and socio-economic reasons.
Groups that are commonly understood to fall under the definition of the Diaspora are Irish immigrants, Jews, Indians, Chinese and the current refugees seeking asylum in Australia.
Representations of groups who have been displaced can be found in a variety of forms. In this unit stories of the Diaspora as well as stories of arrival represented in short stories, fiction films, documentaries and museums will be discussed.
Additionally students will explore the effect created by the forms these stories take by asking a general question: What, if any, are the limitations on the representation of experience in writing, films and sites such as museums?
The stories produced in this subject can be viewed on the Museum Victoria website.