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Department
English
Course
ENGB07H3
Professor
M.Hoffmann- Universityof Toronto
Semester
Fall

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Lecture12 November-26-12 9:59AM  E.PaulineJohnson:AboriginalVoicesandthe Canon - Canonisusuallychosenbydeadwhitemen ○ Everyonceinawhileawhitewomanwillbethrowninthere - Wantsto showhowtherearen'tjustwhitepeoplewriting ○ Especiallyafterthe1960s  Openingupofthecanon - Firstwaveoffeminism-suffragemovement - Secondwave-hippies,burningbras,scholarstryingtodelveintowomen'swritingandmakethem known  E.PaulineJohnson(1861-1931) - FatherisaMohawkchief,motherisEnglish - HerAboriginalnamemeans"doublinglife" ○ Shewouldusebothnames - Turnofthe centurywriter - Sheplaysonthenotions spectacleandCanadabecominganation - Understandsthatthereistensionbetweenwhosheisandherasan "Other"  ARed Girl'sReasoning - Usversusthem(firstpage) ○ Whiteguysmarryingnatives-playedoutthroughoutthestory - Writingaboutherownperspective - TownversusCountry - PublicversusPrivate ○ She'sthesameat homeandabroad - Storyof characters - Charlie'sdescription ○ He'skeepingtrackof"them" - Hewasso intoIndianologythathegotoneof hisown ○ Weseethisevenin:  Frankenstein(hisfriendHenry-obsessedwithculture,andwantedtostudyothers)  St.Johnwantedtoconve
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