Listening to Old Woman speak : Natives and alterNatives in Canadian literature /

"While Canadian First Nations writers have long argued that non-Native authors should stop appropriating Native voices, many non-Native writers have held that such a request constitutes censorship. "Listening to Old Woman Speak" provides the historical context missing from this debate...

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Main Author: Groening, Laura, 1949-
Format: eBook
Published: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2004.
Series:McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 44.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : writing "Indians" and the Manichean allegory
  • Representation and identification : gender and genre in the first Canadian novel(s)
  • "A curiosity ... natural and feminine" : race, class, and gender in the colonial writings of Anna Jameson and Susanna Moodie
  • "Poor creatures, once so benighted" : imagining race in early colonial narratives
  • Inhabiting a Manicheal world view : colonialism, ideology, and discourse
  • Administering/ministering to the Indians : Duncan Campbell Scott and the politics of church and state
  • The temptations of Rudy Wiebe : history and postmodern Indians
  • "Contamination as literary strategy" : a postcolonial ideal
  • "Children of two peoples" : hybrid texts, hybrid people?
  • The healing aesthetic of Basil H. Johnston
  • Conclusion : finding an appropriate(d) voice.