24 February - Naming Pibloktoq: Visual Sovereignty in the Archives
Department of English
Prof Renée Hulan (Craig Dobbin Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies, UCD)
Wednesday 24th February, 3-4 pm.
Online event. Please register here
Using the concept of “visual sovereignty” developed by Indigenous scholars, the presentation looks at the representation of “pibloktoq” in relation to the reclamation work by Inuit communities, such as Project Naming in Canada. Renée Hulan is Professor of English Language and Literature at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the 2020-2021 Craig Dobbin Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies at University College Dublin. She is the author of Climate Change and Writing the Canadian Arctic (Palgrave 2018), Canadian Historical Fiction: Reading the Remains (Palgrave 2014), Northern Experience and the Myths of Canadian Culture (MQUP 2002), and the editor of Native North America: Critical and Cultural Perspectives (ECW 1999) and Aboriginal Oral Traditions: Theory, Practice, Ethics co-edited with Renate Eigenbrod (Fernwood 2008). She co-edited the Journal of Canadian Studies with Donald Wright from 2005-2008.