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dc.contributor.supervisor Cariou, Warren (English, Film, and Theatre) en_US
dc.contributor.author Moore, Gerard Joshua
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-12T14:04:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-12T14:04:00Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4883
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis was to posit an explanation of recurrent liminal imagery in Eden Robinson’s novel Monkey Beach by exploring the ways that the text can be read as an expression of diasporic awareness. The Haisla in Monkey Beach experience a form of exile that is atypical because it occurs within the limits of their homeland. This thesis explores the dimensions of this exile by examining the ways that the Haisla community’s connection to its homeland has been altered in the wake of colonial contact. What this study revealed is that although Monkey Beach exposes disruptions in the connections between the Haisla and their homeland, the adaptation of Aboriginal storytelling techniques to the form of the novel represents both a positive continuation of indigenous traditions and an active resistance of cultural erasure. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Canadian Literature en_US
dc.subject Diaspora en_US
dc.subject Residential Schools en_US
dc.title Contacting the dead: echoes from the Haisla diaspora in Eden Robinson's "Monkey Beach" en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline English, Film, and Theatre en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Medoro, Dana (English, Film, and Theatre) Eigenbrod, Renate (Native Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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