1aa3kissofthefurqueen2ndREV2011

1aa3kissofthefurqueen2ndREV2011 - Kiss of the Fur Queen...

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Kiss of the Fur Queen (1998) Illustration from children’s book Dragonfly Kites (2002), by Tomson Highway and Brian Deines Tomson Highway, b. 1951
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postcolonial studies historically, imperial powers have constructed and treated colonized peoples as “other,” that is, as subordinate and lacking in reason and agency (exerting power) postcolonial literature offers narratives that counter the dominant imperial ideology key critics include Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak (See Abrams, 277-279)
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Indigenous literatures in Canada… …re-tell the history of Indigenous/First Nations peoples in “Canada,” both pre- and post European colonial settlement …imagine counter-narratives that emphasize resilience …are informed by distinctive languages, places, and cosmologies (e.g. the Cree of northern Manitoba; Mohawk/Six Nations in the Hamilton/Brantford area; and more. .)
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Outline of lectures on Highway: Lecture 1: introduction to postcolonial studies and indigenous literatures; migration; and Tomson Highway Lecture 2: magic realism; gender and sexuality (guest lecturer: Sharlee Reimer) Lecture 3: migration; family bonds; creativity and the art of bearing witness
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Migration: the movement of persons from one country or locality to another also refers to seasonal patterns of movement on the part of humans and animals, seeking food, shelter, etc. often refers to collective movement of a group the displacement and assimilation of Aboriginal peoples by the state could be called “forced migration”
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Patterns of Migration in Kiss of the Fur Queen : seasonal hunting and fishing on Mistik Lake and Nameegoos Lake life on the Eemanapiteepitat reserve, which is increasingly implicated, structurally and economically, with the white world Birch Lake Indian Residential School Anderson High School in Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba the arts scene in Toronto, Canada’s largest city as a celebrated performer, Gabriel visits major cities around the globe return trips to Eemanapiteepitat (to mourn their father’s death) and Manitoulin Island pow wow (to reconnect Jeremiah with Aboriginality) conclusion: gathering around Gabriel’s death bed in a Toronto hospital
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2011 for the course ENGLISH English 1A taught by Professor Brophy during the Winter '11 term at McMaster University.

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