Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism in Canada

SKU: 9781554811830

Heather Macfarlane, Armand Garnet Ruffo
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Algonquin, Cherokee, Coast Salish, Cree, Delaware, Inuit, Kiowa, Lenape, Metis, Mohawk, Multiple Nations, Ojibwe, Okanagan
Book Type:
Broadview Press
Copyright Date:

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Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism in Canada editors, Armand Garnet Ruffo and Heather Macfarlane, gathered this collection that serves to trace the development of Indigenous literatures while highlighting major trends and themes. The anthology collects 26 indispensable critical essays, from E. Pauline Johnson to Daniel Heath Justice. Though Canadian critics and writers are emphasized, some key works of Native American literary criticism such as N. Scott Momaday, Kimberley Blaeser, Qwo-Li Driskill, and Daniel Heath Justice are also included. The essays explore issues that still reverberate in the study of Indigenous literature: appropriation of voice, stereotyping, traditional knowledge, language, land, spirituality, orality, colonialism, post-colonialism, residential schools, reconciliation, gender, hybridity, authenticity, resistance, and ethical scholarship. The collection includes essays by Tomson Highway, Basil Johnston, Jeannette Armstrong, Lenore Keeshig [Tobias], Thomas King, Emma LaRocque, Lee Maracle, Bernard Assiniwi, Gail G. Valaskakis, Willie Ermine, Margery Fee, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Neil McLeod, Jo-Ann Episkenew, Rene Hulan, Daniel David Moses, Sam McKegney, Keavy Martin, Kristina (Fagan) Bidwell, and Renate Eigenbrod. Heather Macfarlane is Adjunct Professor in the Department of English at Queen’s University. Armand Garnet Ruffo is Queen’s National Scholar in Indigenous Literatures and Languages at Queen’s University; he is also an Ojibway poet, writer, and filmmaker.

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