Thursday Jan 31 2013 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg
Launch of Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature (University of Manitoba Press).
In an age where southern power-holders look north and see only vacant polar landscapes, isolated communities, and exploitable resources, it is important to note that the Inuit homeland encompasses extensive philosophical, political, and literary traditions. Stories in a New Skin is a seminal text that explores these Arctic literary traditions and, in the process, reveals a pathway into Inuit literary criticism.
Keavy Martin is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She also works seasonally as an instructor with the Pangnirtung Summer School, a University of Manitoba Native Studies program run in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. (starfishian)