Winter Course Promotion: ENGC01H3S: Indigenous Literature in Canada/Turtle Island (NEW in 2018!)

ENGC01H3S: Indigenous Literature in Canada/Turtle Island (NEW in 2018!)

Instructor: Karina Vernon

This course introduces students to a diverse selection of recent writing by Indigenous authors in Canada/ Turtle Island, including novels, poetry, drama, essay, oratory and autobiography. Discussion of literature is grounded in Indigenous literary criticism, which addresses such issues as appropriation of voice, language, land, spirituality, orality, colonialism, gender, hybridity, authenticity, resistance, sovereignty and anti-racism.


Critical Reflections 30%

Participation 10%

Group Presentation 30%

Final Essay 30%

Readings (subject to change)

Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism in Canada, eds. Heather Macfarlane and Armand Garnet Ruffo (2015)

An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English, eds Daniel David Moses, Terry Goldie and Armand Garnet Ruffo (2013)

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