Introduction to Indigenous Literature and Storytelling

This course will examine a broad range of written and oral forms of storytelling by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, with a focus on Canadian writers, stories, and history. Beginning with the historical contexts of storying Indigenous lives and moving through to current time, students will engage with a variety of Indigenous cultural productions including novels, short fiction, poems, plays, orature, spoken word, podcasts, films, and critical theory. Issues of racialization and colonialism, trauma and shame, authenticity, relationship to the land, diaspora, and love and sexuality will be examined, always with an eye to the ways in which storytelling has been used as a means to share, support, and produce cultural and community resilience.

Note: Restricted to Arts & Science, Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Therapeutic Rec and Open Studies

This course will examine a broad range of written and oral forms of storytelling by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, with a focus on Canadian writers, stories, and history. Beginning with the historical contexts of storying Indigenous lives and moving through to current time, students will engage with a variety of Indigenous cultural productions including novels, short fiction, poems, plays, orature, spoken word, podcasts, films, and critical theory. Issues of racialization and colonialism, trauma and shame, authenticity, relationship to the land, diaspora, and love and sexuality will be examined, always with an eye to the ways in which storytelling has been used as a means to share, support, and produce cultural and community resilience.

Note: Restricted to Arts & Science, Indigenous Studies, Therapeutic Rec and Open Studies


Term Duration Schedule Class Section Open Studies

Edmonton

Winter Jan 9 - Apr 28, 2023 Tue: 08:00 - 11:00 am
11661 A01 No

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