Indigenous Futurism is a field of literature, art, and other expressions that roots Indigenous presence in the future, removing the stereotypical historicization of Indigenous Peoples from the present. In The Marrow Thieves, the future is dystopian and apocalyptic, signaling the continuation of colonialist trauma from past to future. This talk explores how the apocalypse can create narratives of survival and survivance that situate The Marrow Thieves and other Indigenous literature in the future.
Tiffany Morris is a Mi’kmaw/settler poet and editor from K’jipuktuk (Halifax) Nova Scotia. She is the author of the chapbooks Havoc In Silence (Molten Molecular Minutiae, 2019) and It Came From Seca Lake! Horror Poems from Sweet Valley High (Ghost City Press, 2019). Her work has appeared in Room Magazine, Prairie Fire, and Augur Magazine, among others. She is currently pursuing her MA at Acadia University, focusing on hauntology, Indigenous horror narratives and Indigenous Futurism.
Wednesday, January 20, 7 p.m.
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