Home-work : Postcolonialism, Pedagogy, And Canadian Literature
Current theoretical discussions about Canadian postcolonialism have made an enormous impression on the ways Canadian literatures are being discussed and written about, and have also had a marked impact on how we approach the teaching of Canadian literatures. Home-Work constitutes a major investigation and reassessment of the influence of postcolonial theory on Canadian literary pedagogy from some of the top scholars in the field.
Cynthia Sugars and the contributors to this volume engage with a variety of topics, from practical discussions related to specific texts, to more theoretical discussions about pedagogical practice as it intersects with issues of nationalism, identity, and postcoloniality. It thus contributes to our understanding of the history of English studies in Canada, but more importantly, highlights the intersections between pedagogical practice and postcolonial theory in the particular context of Canadian literature. Home-Work is the first collection of essays to do so, and the contributors take into account new developments, seeking to articulate and interrogate prospects for a postcolonial pedagogy in Canadian literary studies. It will guide the course of any future investigations into the subject.