Pirates in Flesh and Blood: On Page and Screen

Piracy has existed for as long as ships have sailed the seas laden with goods to be plundered. Were they bold and dashing, scurvy and villainous, or desperate and dirty? Come aboard as we navigate between real pirates like Blackbeard, Henry Morgan and Anne Bonney, and their fictional counterparts, like Long John Silver and the Sea Hawk, whether they sailed the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, the Caribbean, or our own Australian waters.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • History of piracy: Classical, Vikings, Asian, Northern Sea, Mediterranean, Baltic Sea, Barbary Coast, Persian Gulf, Caribbean Sea, Australian waters, Modern
  • Historical male pirates: Edward Teach ‘Blackbeard’, Henry Morgan, William Kidd, Bartholomew Roberts "Black Bart"
  • Historical female pirates: Ching Shih, Grace O’Malley, Anne Bonney, Jeanne de Clisson
  • Historical Australian pirates: Charlotte Badger (Venus), James Porter (Frederick), William Swallow (Cyprus)
  • Pirate novels: Treasure Island, Sea Hawk, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Sandokan
  • Pirate films: Pirates of the Caribbean, Black Sails

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline the history, context, characteristics and impact of successive eras and communities of pirates.
  2. Describe the adventures of some noteworthy historical and fictional pirates.
  3. Assess the moral dimensions of pirate cultures.
  4. Discuss the cultural representations of pirates and the reasons people relish these interpretations.
$81 Limited / $73

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