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The “look of recognition”: Transcultural Circulation of Trauma in Indigenous Texts
Abstract: This article discusses texts by five different Indigenous authors in Canada on literary representations of transcultural circulation of trauma. In these narratives each of the authors—Warren Cariou, Thomas King, Shirley Sterling, Maria Clements and Richard Wagamese—write about colonial trauma by also writing about traumatic events and histories in other cultures. Although they write from their respective Indigenous perspective, they recognize commonalities with ‘the other’ story and can therefore be understood in the context of Rothberg’s theorization of multidirectional (versus competitive) memory. With an emphasis on connections with Japanese (Canadian) and Jewish traumatic histories, the article also addresses crossovers between Indigenous/postcolonial and ethnic studies and the often silenced links between colonialism and multiculturalism (Himani Bannerji, Sneja Gunew).

The Epistolary Method and the Rhetoric of Assimilation in Bacqueville de la Potherie’s Histoire de l’Amérique septentrionale
Abstract: The representation of the Other in ethnographic writing from the Renaissance and Early Modern period has been the focus of ...

The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike and Margaret Sweatman’s Fox
Abstract: History and the Novel Gerald Friesen’s The Canadian Prairies: A History (1987), the most authori- tative history of Western Canada, ...

The Aborigene in Canadian Literature: Notes by a Japanese
Abstract: IREMEMBER READING with interest and even with fascination the following remarks of Marius Barbeau : A rich vein for poetic ...

The Absent Protagonist: Louis Riel in Nineteenth-Century Canadian Literature
Abstract: Que suis-je pour essayer à mener les événements? Un néant, c’est moi.Louis Riel (1884)The response of Canadian writers to Louis ...

The Act of Being Read: Fictional Process in Places Far From Ellesmere
Abstract: Ellesmere as epiphany. As temporary home. As safe place to detonate “genre as product” (VI 38). To assault “the dictatorship ...

The Actor’s Eye: Impressions of Nineteenth-century Canada
Abstract: FOR MOST OF ITS THEATRICAL HISTORY, Canada has been dependent on British and American actors. In fact, in the earlier ...

The Agonizing Solitude: The Poetry of Anne Hébert
Abstract: ΤHE WRITING OF Anne Hébert records an intense interior IH£ drama of poetic and spiritual evolution, though in volume her ...

The Alcoholic on Alcoholism
Abstract: IF YOU BELIEVE IN heaven, be assured that Malcolm Lowry is there (and probably hates it). It is perhaps an ...

The Ambiguities of Love in Morley Callaghan’s Such is My Beloved
Abstract: 1. Introduction: Callaghan’s “Certain Perceptions” Someone, alluding to the title of a famous book by William Empson, once remarked that ...