36 - George Copway: Ojibwe Romanticism & Resistance (ft. Prof. Kevin Hutchings)

1:36:07
 
Share
 

Manage episode 292629558 series 2698151
By Patrick Aura. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In which Kevin Hutchings (Professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia) joins us to talk about the once-famous Ojibwe Methodist writer, George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh)! From Copway's relation to Romanticism to his resistance to European hegemony, this episode covers a lot! Kevin was great and allowed us to make one of our favourite episodes yet.

Check out his writings and more at: http://www.kevinhutchings.ca/writings

You can find some of Copway's works linked below and at https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/2021/05/14/selection-of-george-copway-kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh-poems/

---

Contact: historiacanadiana@gmail.com, Twitter (@CanLitHistory) & Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanLitHistory).

---

Support: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana); Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/historiacanadiana); the recommended reading page (https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/books/)

---

Sources & Further Reading:

  • C. L. Howey, Meghan. “‘The Question Which Has Puzzled, and Still Puzzles’: How American Indian Authors Challenged Dominant Discourse about Native American Origins in the Nineteenth Century.” American Indian Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 4, 2010, pp. 435–474. www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/amerindiquar.34.4.0435.
  • Copway, George. “Once More I See My Father’s Land,” Canadian Poetry from the Beginnings Through the First World War, 2010, pp. 83.
  • Copway, George. The Life, History, and Travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Albany, Weed and Parsons, 1847. https://archive.org/details/lifehisttravels00copwrich?ref=ol&view=theater
  • Hutchings, Kevin. Transatlantic Upper Canada: Portraits in Literature Land and British-Indigenous Relations, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020.
  • “Orature and Literature,” CanLit Guides, 2016. http://canlitguides.ca/canlit-guides-editorial-team/orature-and-literature/
  • Petrone, Penny. “Copway, George.” The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Rex, Cathy. “Survivance and Fluidity: George Copway's The Life, History, and Travels of Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-Bowh.” Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 18, no. 2, 2006, pp. 1–33.
  • Smith, Donald. "The Life of George Copway or Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (1818-1869) — and a review of his writings", Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 23, no. 3, Fall 1988, pp. 5-38.

57 episodes