Fall 2019 - FNST 110W D100
International Indigenous Lifewriting (4)
Class Number: 7943
Delivery Method: In Person
Exploration of Indigenous forms of research and inquiry (ie. genealogies, oral story-telling, autobiographies). Examine and explore life stories of Indigenous authors from around the world. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Key to Indigenous forms of research and inquiry (i.e. genealogies, oral storytelling, autobiographies) is an understanding of self in relation to one’s community. Yet this understanding includes not just one community but the many communities that we have responsibilities to (family, work, place of origin, current location) including our relationship to ancestors, descendants, and the land upon which we live. This course will explore writing by Indigenous people about their lives, in countries from around the world. Through course work students will practise writing both standard academic analysis and self-reflective prose, to consider the rhetorical uses (and limitations) of both.
- Participation 10%
- Journal 30%
- Compare and Contrast Essay 20%
- Personal Essay 20%
- Take Home Exam 20%
Huamán, Hilaria Supa. Threads of My Life: The Story of Hilaria Supa Huamán, a Rural Quechua Woman. Translated by Mauricio Carlos Quintana. Theytus P, 2008.
Wagamese, Richard. For Joshua: An Ojibway Father Teaches His Son. Anchor, 2003.
Manuel, Vera. Honouring the Strength of Indian Women. University of Manitoba Press, 2019.
Above and beyond the required text, all reading and discussion materials related to the course will be made available through SFU CANVAS
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