講師： Dr. Tristanne Connolly
(Assistant Professor, Department of English St. Jerome's University in the University of Waterloo)
テーマ： Canadian Literature in English: A Postcolonial Introduction
場所： 上智大学 中央図書館７階 Ｌ−912号室
A condensed history of Anglophone Canadian literature from the eighteenth century to the present, with an accent on postcolonialism. It Could be said that Canadian literature has always been engaged with the postcolonial: from settlers' early awareness of their in-between position, to the need to build a national identity which rose to a height in the 1960s and 1970s with the theories of Frye, Atwood and Dennis Lee, to the complications presented to the idea of postcolonialism by a settler culture which officially claims multiculturalism.
Over three stages, colonial, national, and postcolonial, trends and issues in Canadian literature will be traced: evolution of landscape description and relationship of inhabitant to environment; contrary impulses of national and international, provincial and cosmopolitan; development of native Canadian and multicultural literatures. Authors discussed range in time, heritage, gender and genre, from explorer Samuel Hearne, settler Susanna Moodie, half English half Mohawk Pauline Johnson, and the patriotic Confederation Poets, to Michael Ondaatje, Joy Kogawa, Tomson Highway and Rohinton Mistry.