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INDG 1011 – Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters

INDG 1011 – Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters – a blended online course
Spring term: May 6 – June 8, 2021
Anna Shah Hoque

In this course, we will think critically about the term “encounter” through temporal and spatial relationships in how it produces a language and embodied experience of insider/outsider in various settler colonial nation-making projects. Turning to Critical Indigenous Studies, critical race theory, media studies, feminist and gender studies, decolonial and settler colonial literature, we will investigate the conceptualization of encounters beyond a simplistic read. We will read and discuss through literary, social, and cultural contexts because literature, film, music, textbooks, national media and other cultural forms are important sites where ideologies of race, racialization, and racism in their interactions through this binary of Indigenous and settlers are circulated, critiqued, and reinvented.

Course Description

This will be a blended online course where there is a mixture of synchronous meetings and asynchronous activities. This means students need to be prepared to meet some of the time online via web conferencing tools at scheduled days and times. These courses require reliable high-speed Internet access and a computer (ideally with a webcam), and a headset with a microphone.