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A Cultural History of Canada

May 30, 2021

In which we discuss the famous Hudson's Bay Company in relation to R. M. Ballantyne's 'Snowflakes & Sunbeams' (1856) - a pioneer of boys' fiction! How did the HBC inform Ballantyne's writing? What is the relation between the HBC and the sense of wonder and imagination that the novel depicts? This one covers all those...

May 16, 2021

In which Kevin Hutchings (Professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia) joins us to talk about the once-famous Ojibwe Methodist writer, George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh)! From Copway's relation to Romanticism to his resistance to European hegemony, this episode covers a lot! Kevin was great and...

May 2, 2021

In which we use Brian Moore's 1985 novel Black Robe to discuss the use and creation of images by Jesuits missionaries in New France. This also acts as a kind of prelude to a very special episode in two weeks!


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