February 2002

Creating Community: A Roundtable on Canadian Aboriginal Literature

$24.10 CAD

$17.80 USD

Creating Community is a special book about imagination and challenge. We know that writers try to tell us things. We know that what they tell is culturally-based. But what exactly are Aboriginal authors trying to tell us?

Fifteen authors and scholars discuss Aboriginal literature in it's unique Canadian context.

(1) "Natives on Native Literature: What Do We Rightly Write? Or: Shot Headfirst from the Canon" (Anna Marie Sewell);

(2) "Confluence: Confessions of a White Writer Who Reads Native Lit" (David Brundage);

(3) "Socially Responsible Criticism: Aboriginal Literature, Ideology, and the Literary Canon" (Jo-Ann Episkenew);

(4) "Not Just a Text: 'Indigenizing' the Study of Indigenous Literatures" (Renate Eigenbrod);

(5) "Begin with the Text: Aboriginal Literatures and Postcolonial Theories" (Debra Dudek);

(6) "Storying the Borderlands: Liminal Spaces and Narrative Strategies in Lee Maracle's 'Ravensong'" (Karen E. Macfarlane);

(7) "Comic Relief: Pedagogical Issues around Thomas King's 'Medicine River'" (Renee Hulan, Linda Warley);

(8) "'You Can't Get Angry with a Person's Life': Negotiating Aboriginal Women's Writing, Whiteness, and Multicultural Nationalism in a University Classroom" (Jennifer G. Kelly);

(9) "A Moose in the Corridor: Teaching English, Aboriginal Pedagogies, and Institutional Resistance" (Sharron Proulx, Aruna Srivastava);

(10) "Teaching Aboriginal Literature: The Discourse of Margins and Mainstreams" (Emma LaRocque);

(11) "'What about You?': Approaching the Study of 'Native Literature'" (Kristina Fagan);

(12) "Fringes, Imposture, and Connection: Armand Garnet Ruffo's 'Grey Owl: The Mystery of Archie Belaney' and 'Communist' Literature" (Jonathan R. Dewar); and

(13) "Stories of Destruction and Renewal: Images of Fireweed in Autobiographical Fiction by Shirley Sterling and Tomson Highway" (Deanna Reder).



Pub Date: February 2002
ISBN 978-1-894778-08-4
Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 297
Age Range: Grade 10 to University