Journal Article

Religion and (Mimetic) Violence in Canadian Native Literature

Ken Derry

in Literature and Theology

Volume 16, issue 2, pages 201-219
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/16.2.201
Religion and (Mimetic) Violence in Canadian Native Literature

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A common feature of Canadian Native writing is mimetic violence, both between particular characters and in relation to colonialism. This violence is further linked to Christianity, as Native writers rarely side with the majority of academics who see brutality and oppression as a complete aberration of religion. The following article considers such links as they occur in three critical Canadian Native texts, and how these texts consequently add a distinctive element to current scholarship concerned with religion and violence.

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