Across Cultures / Across Borders: Canadian Aboriginal and Native American Literatures

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Paul Depasquale, Renate Eigenbrod, Emma Larocque
Broadview Press, Dec 23, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 320 pages
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Across Cultures/Across Borders is a collection of new critical essays, interviews, and other writings by twenty-five established and emerging Canadian Aboriginal and Native American scholars and creative writers across Turtle Island. Together, these original works illustrate diverse but interconnecting knowledges and offer powerfully relevant observations on Native literature and culture.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Introduction
9
Warren Cariou Foreword Going to Canada
17
Kristina Fagan CodeSwitching Humour in Aboriginal Literature
25
Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe Tawinikewin
43
Tomson Highway The Time Tomson Highway Went to Mameek
45
and Survived to Tell the Tale
47
Tomson Highway The Book that Affected Me the Most
57
Geographical and Educational CrossBorder Difficulties
97
Neal McLeod Cree Poetic Discourse
109
Duncan MercrediWachea
123
Duncan Mercredi Writing and Life
125
Daniel David Moses My Grandfathers Face a radio play
127
Beatrice Mosionier April Cheryl and Me
139
Simon Ortiz Memory History and the Present
143
A Neglected Indigenous Intellectual Tradition
153

Considering the Study of Indigenous National Literatures
61
A Body of Writing
77
Armand Garnet Ruffo Where the Voice Was Coming From
171
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About the author (2009)

Paul DePasquale is a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario. He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg and co-editor of Telling our Stories: Omushkego Legends and Histories from Hudson Bay (University of Toronto Press).

The late Renate Eigenbrod was Associate Professor of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba and author of Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada (University of Manitoba Press).

Emma LaRocque is Professor of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. A Plains Cree Métis, she has published widely on Aboriginal literature and is the recipient of an Aboriginal Achievement Award.

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