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Pirates in Flesh and Blood: On Page and Screen

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Pirates in Flesh and Blood: On Page and Screen

<p>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

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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.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Classical piracy
  • Vikings
  • Asia
  • Northern Sea
  • Mediterranean
  • Baltic Sea
  • Barbary Coast
  • Persian Gulf
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Australian waters
  • Modern piracy


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

  1. Outline history, context, characteristics and impact of successive eras and communities of pirates
  2. Discove noteworthy historical pirates
  3. Learn more about the fictional pirates within each historical setting
  4. Assess the moral dimensions of pirate cultures
  5. Know the motivations of pirates
  6. Discuss the cultural representations of pirates and the reasons people relish these interpretations.