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Listening to Old Woman Speak : Natives and AlterNatives in Canadian Literature.

Author/Creator:
Groening, Laura Smyth.
Publication:
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (200 pages)
Series:
McGill-Queen's Indigenous and Northern Studies
McGill-Queen's Indigenous and Northern Studies ; v.44
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Subjects:
Indians in literature.
Canadian literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Canadian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
Race in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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. Laura Groening examines issues of gender and genre, historical fiction and historical metafiction, and postcolonial theory to provide compelling evidence that it is virtually impossible to escape one's own cultural conditioning. She concludes by "listening" to what First Nations writers have to say about cultural identity and the need to establish a healing aesthetic.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Writing "Indians" and the Manichean Allegory
1 Representation and Identification: Gender and Genre in the First Canadian Novel(s)
2 "A Curiosity ... Natural and Feminine": Race, Class, and Gender in the Colonial Writings of Anna Jameson and Susanna Moodie
3 "Poor Creatures, Once so Benighted": Imagining Race in Early Colonial Narratives
4 Inhabiting a Manichean World View: Colonialism, Ideology, and Discourse
5 Administering/Ministering to the Indians: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Politics of Church and State
6 The Temptations of Rudy Wiebe: History and Postmodern Indians
7 "Contamination as Literary Strategy": A Postcolonial Ideal
8 "Children of Two Peoples": Hybrid Texts, Hybrid People?
9 The Healing Aesthetic of Basil H. Johnston
Conclusion: Finding an Appropriate(d) Voice
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Groening, Laura Smyth Listening to Old Woman Speak
ISBN:
9780773572225
9780773527881
OCLC:
923232739