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A Cultural History of Canada

Aug 1, 2021

In which we have Native American, Himanish Goel, join us to talk about the Trickster figure as a way to open on a central part of many Western Indigenous myths and British Columbia generally! We use Eden Robinson's Son of a Trickster to help us with some of the themes. Somewhat relevant tangents include Loki and To Kill A Mockingbird.

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Further Reading:

  • Larouche, Jean-Marc, and Guy Ménard, ed. L’étude de la religion au Québec: Bilan et prospective, Les Presses de l’Université de Laval, 2001.
  • Radin, Paul. Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology, New York, Schocken Books, 1956.
  • Reder, Deanna and Linda M. Morra, ed. Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010.
  • Robinson, Eden. Son of a Trickster, Knopf Canada, 2017.
  • Squint, Kirstin L. “Gerald Vizenor's Trickster Hermeneutics.” Studies in American Humor, no. 25, 2012, pp. 107–123. JSTOR,
  • Vizenor, Gerald. “Trickster Discourse.” American Indian Quarterly, vol. 14, no. 3, 1990, pp. 277–287. JSTOR,