Instructor: Professor Julia Emberley
Antirequisite(s): English 2700E.
Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 of English 1020E or 1022E or 1024E or 1035E or 1036E or both of English 1027F/G and 1028F/G, or permission of the Department.
Eden Robinson, acclaimed writer, indigenous woman, and a member of the Heiltsuk and Hailsa nations, writes that the ecology or health of a community not only depends on the life of certain species or the preservation of the environment but how our connections to animals, plants, land, and sea bind us together. As a storyteller, Robinson is concerned with writing about these connections, as are many other Indigenous women writers.
If the oolichans don’t return to our rivers, we lose more than a species. We lose a connection with our history, a thread of tradition that ties us to this particular piece of the Earth, that ties our ancestors to our children.