Module 2 Weblog #2 (A. Davidson)

The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative

This is a link to the set of 2003 Massey Lectures delivered by Tom King and broadcast on the CBC radio program ‘Ideas.’ I have listened to this lecture series twice and would highly recommend them to everyone in ETEC 521.

“…Thomas King looks at the breadth and depth of Native experience and imagination. Beginning with Native oral stories, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, in an effort to make sense of North America’s relationship with its Aboriginal peoples.”

In this lecture series King explores and touches on some of the themes we are exploring in this module, including mythic/primitive imagery and self-representation. Unfortunately this lecture series is not available through CBC as a free podcast. You can purchase the text or audio versions through Ideas Transcripts or from  House of Anansi Press. and listen to a free clip from their website.

Other publications and work by Thomas King include:


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