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  1. Hi Sean,

    I was not able to post my comment onto your first post, because it seems to have been created as a page instead of a post. But I did want to respond, and for that reason, I have put my comment here on your Hello World, official first post.

    It is nice to meet you. I am Linda Purcell, a fourth year English Literature Major with a Minor in Creative Writing. I enjoyed reading your first post, and I look forward to reading more of your thoughts as the course progresses. Your blog post raises the question, what is Canadian Literature? Somehow, I do not think this is an issue for American Literature, which is literature produced in the United States. Nor is it an issue for English Literature, which is literature written in the English Language, and the writers can come from all over the world. I think this whole issue about what constitutes Canadian Literature stems from Canadian’s insecurity. This insecurity comes from our lack of a clear national identity. First and foremost because most of us are not from here originally, that honour goes to our First Nations Peoples. The rest of us are immigrants, or descendants of immigrants, and this creates a mystery pot of identity. However, regardless of what is considered Canadian Literature, I agree with the words of Alice Munro (quoted from the video that is included in the article you posted), “Just keep reading.”


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