Taking Power, Making Power: exploring genres of Indigenous resurgence writing
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The primary aim of this course will be to further develop the writing skills you have acquired in other university writing courses, specifically by examining how genre informs writing strategies. We will do this by way of an exploration of the different genres contemporary Indigenous authors have used to discuss Indigenous politics. This will entail questions of audience, argument, and genre, rooted in an exploration of the broader topic of Indigenous ways of knowing and contemporary Indigenous politics.
We will examine these different genres and then create our own. This will culminate in a writing portfolio where you explore a same topic through a number of different genres, one of which will be a research project and presentation.