The CanLit Guides 2018 Collection: Chapter Spotlight — Indigenous and Diasporic Intersections in Canadian Literature

“Unidentified Black family portrait.” Tintype, Alvin D. McCurdy fonds. Archives of Ontario F 2076-16-4-8 (I0024785).

This week’s featured CanLit Guides chapter is “Indigenous and Diasporic Intersections in Canadian Literature” by L. Camille van der Marel:

Indigenous and diasporic texts are often taught in the same Canadian literature classes and have shared concerns with race, displacement, identity, and community. That said, literary scholars rarely place these literatures in dialogue with one another. This chapter offers guidance for those trying to see, discuss, and research the connections between these two bodies of literature.

Read “Indigenous and Diasporic Intersections in Canadian Literature

CanLit Guides, created and maintained by Canadian Literature, is a open-access collection of learning materials on different topics in the field of Canadian literature. The CanLit Guides 2018 Collection is the result of collaboration between experts in the field and our editorial team. The chapters here cover a range of topics, time periods, and genres, and show the dynamic ways scholars are engaging with literatures in Canada today.