Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate Prof. George Elliott Clarke (Univeristy of Toronto, Canada)
„Poles Apart?: The ‘Great Black North’ in Canada and Sweden“
13 December 2016
8 a.m – 10 a.m. (8-10 c.t.)
Hörsaal 18, Becherweg 7
The Paper will examine the similar ways in which Sweden and Canada construct (dark)er skin pigmentation as alien to the North, despite the iconic – and ironic – presence of non-white, Indigenous peoples. Yet, ‘black’ cultures in Canada and Sweden are actually ‘Nordic.’ the paper will examine attendant ironies and contradictions in these perspectives.
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