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The People and the Text: A roundtable

Event #1378
The People and the Text: A roundtable
When: 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

10:30 - 12:00
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Where: 

First Nations - FN 2002

Series: 
Reconciliation
Association event
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
English

This panel presents the work of The People and the Text: Indigenous Writing in Northern North America to 1992, a project that is collecting and studying one of the most neglected literary archives in English Canada.

This archive was neglected because settlers used literature to consolidate a narrative of Canada starring the British-descended, resulting in university curricula that featured the British canon. This project bridges Indigenous research methodologies and literary criticism to produce the most comprehensive literary history of the period and new ways of training literary scholars by consulting and working collaboratively with specific Indigenous communities.