28 - 'Convergences': Reframing James Cook's Arrival in B.C.

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In which we use Lionel Kearns' book 'Convergences' to finally discuss the other side of Canada! Topics include James Cook's arrival in British Columbia, contact with the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Nootka, and the importance of understanding history as a narrative. It's a big one and we love it!

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Further Reading:

  • Francis, Daniel. "Jewitt, John Rogers." The Oxford Companion to Canadian History, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Hutcheon, Linda. “Historiographic Metafiction”, The Canadian Postmodern, 1991, pp. 61-77.
  • Jewitt, John. The Adventures of John Jewitt, Clement Wilson, 1896. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38010/38010-h/38010-h.htm
  • Jones, Manina. “Log Entries: Exploring Discursive Space in Kearns’ Convergences.” In That Art of Difference: ‘Documentary-collage’ and English-Canadian Writing, 105-119. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.
  • Kearns, Lionel. Convergences. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1984. https://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/300/lionel_kearns/convergences/www.lionelkearns.com/convergences/index.htm
  • Langston, Jessica. “Then and Now Converging: Lionel Kearns’s Complicated Nation.” Studies in Canadian Literature, vol. 35, no. 1 (2010): 40-55.
  • Moyes, Lianne. “Dialogizing the Monologue of History and Lyric: Lionel Kearns’ Convergences.” Open Letter 7th Ser. 5 (1989): 15-27.
  • Suthren, Victor. To Go Upon Discovery, James Cook in Canada, from 1758 to 1779, Dundurn Press, 2000.

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