Workshops: Canadian Print Culture I: Exploration to First World War (3 days + 3 days)

Stationary studies,

Instructor / Lecturer: Dr Nancy Earle

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With reference to the research directions of current Canadian book history scholarship, this workshop will examine some early Newfoundland and Labrador writing written from the explorer, settler, and Aboriginal perspectives.

In each case, we will use secondary readings that illuminate the international print culture contexts of these writings, in particular the composition processes, places of publication, and readerships in order to understand these writers’ constructions of the land and its Native peoples.

Workshop objectives: To learn fundamental concepts and research practices of book history; to become familiar with key aspects of Canadian print history; to critically evaluate textual representations of the land and Canada’s peoples; to increase knowledge of Canadian literary history.