Re-thinking Franklin and the Northwest Passage

How have Canadian writers and filmmakers re-imagined the hero/explorer narrative of Sir John Franklin? In this talk Sherrill Grace will look at how these groups have opened up debate, especially in light of recent discoveries and ongoing searches related to Franklin and his last voyage.
  • Sherrill Grace, English UBC
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Wednesday, September 30, 5-6:30 pm
    in the series
    ARCTIC-WISE: BRIDGING NORTHERN KNOWLEDGES OF CHANGE
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  • In this talk, Sherrill Grace will briefly review narratives of Sir John Franklin as an Arctic hero/explorer and examine selected late-20th and early-21st Century Canadian literary and artistic "re-imaginings" of Franklin. In light of recent discoveries and ongoing searches related to Franklin and his last voyage, it is interesting to see what Canadian writers and filmmakers have done with the complex issues surrounding the dominant "myth" of Franklin. Dr. Grace will focus closely on the 2008 film by John Walker called "Passage" to consider some of the ways in which an artists can open up debate when they "re-think" accepted stories.
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September 30th, 2015 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
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