ENGL 307 A1: Métis Literature

M. Dumont

This course is a short survey of Métis Literature beginning with the origins of Métis writing in song and oral storytelling. Upon establishing the identity of the Métis as post-contact Aboriginal Peoples, the course corrects erroneous notions of hybridity and racialization which marginalize the Métis. Themes such as language hierarchy, erasure, sovereignty, and resilience will be examined through the seminal works of prose and poetry written by contemporary Métis writers.