Border Crossings


Author:
Andrews, Jennifer|Davidson, Arnold E.|Walton, Priscilla L.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
223
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press

Price:
Sale price$50.00

Description

Border Crossings: Thomas King's Cultural Inversions is the first full-length study to explore Thomas King's art. Thomas King is the first Native writer to generate widespread interest in both Canada and the United States. He has been nominated twice for Governor General's Awards, and his first novel, Medicine River, has been transformed into a CBC movie. Davidson, Walton, and Andrews employ a framework of postcolonial and border studies theory to examine the concepts of nation, race, and sexuality in King's work. They examine how King's art routinely explores cross-cultural dynamics, including Native rights and race relations, American and Canadian cultural interaction, and the artistic traditions of Europe and North America. The authors argue that, by situating these concepts within a comic framework, King avoids the polemics that often surface in cultural critiques. His writing engages, entertains, and educates. This provocative analysis of King's art reads across cultures and between borders, and makes an important contribution to the study of Native writing, Canadian and American literature, border studies, and humour studies.

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