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dc.contributor.advisorFagan, Kristinaen_US
dc.creatorMoore, Robyn Heatheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-15T08:54:39Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:24:01Z
dc.date.available2011-02-09T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:24:01Z
dc.date.created2009-12en_US
dc.date.issued2009-12en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-01152010-085439en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the use of the anecdote in critical scholarship as an ethical approach to studying Aboriginal literature. As many scholars are now becoming aware of the damage that has been done to texts by critiquing Aboriginal literature from the position of cultural outsiders, this paper suggests that anecdotal theory proposed by Jane Gallop is an ethical approach to Aboriginal literature. The use of story to generate theory explored by Aboriginal scholars of literature is compared to anecdotal theory, which implies that the use of anecdotes is an ethical approach suggested by Aboriginal culture. Anecdotal theory, the practice of recording a personal anecdote and then “reading” it to generate theory, offers non-Aboriginal scholars as well as Aboriginal scholars a way to connect to the text. Using anecdotal theory helps scholars remain more responsible to the texts they are critiquing; anecdotes make scholars more self-aware and ground them in real experience, due to the anecdote’s embodied nature and use of humour. This paper focuses on Aboriginal texts and scholars from North America. Helen Hoy’s critical work How Should I Read These: Native Women Writers in Canada is analysed for her use of the personal anecdote to examine its effectiveness. While Jane Gallop coins the term “anecdotal theory,” this paper attempts to connect personal anecdote, scholar, and literature in a way that Gallop does not.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectliterature criticismen_US
dc.subjectanecdotal theoryen_US
dc.subjectliterature theoryen_US
dc.subjectAboriginal literatureen_US
dc.titleThe use of the anecdote in the critical study of aboriginal literatureen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreProjecten_US


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