Course:Classroom Climate/9. How Do we Articulate Cyberspace (a landless territory) within the discourse of Indigenous Studies?
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David Gaertner a leading scholar and teacher of Indigenous New Media currently based out of the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. He has a PhD in English Literature from Simon Fraser University and has authored articles, book chapters and special reports on New Media, Canadian literature, Indigenous literature, Reconciliation Studies and Cultural Studies, including "Indigenous in Cyberspace: CyberPowWow, God’s Lake Narrows and the Contours of Online Indigenous Territory" forthcoming in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. His article “‘The Climax of Reconciliation’: Transgression, Apology, Forgiveness and the Body in Conflict Resolution” is published in the inaugural issue of Bioethical Enquiry. He has also published in English Studies in Canada, SHIFT, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society and a number of edited collections, most recently Translation Effects: The Shaping of Modern Canadian Culture. In 2013, he co-authored Practicing Reconciliation: A Collaborative Study of Aboriginal Art, Resistance and Cultural Politics, a study commissioned by the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and co-edited a special edition of West Coast Line entitled Here Comes the Neighbourhood, a collection of essays, poems and photographs that unpack the Freudian idea of the neighbor as it plays out in Vancouver's sociopolitical and aesthetic spaces. He is currently at work on his first book: Neoliberal Reconciliations: Reconciliation in the Canadian Context and is a co-editor of the forthcoming anthology of Indigenous short fiction, Stories Are All That We Are: Indigenous Literature From Turtle Island.
David is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia where he teaches and conducts research on Indigenous arts and literatures in Canada.
For more information, including links to David’s Teaching Portfolio, C.V., and blog, please visit http://about.me/david.gaertner
Resources Recommended by the Facilitator
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- Ashes on the Water: A Potplay Video
- Cyber PowWow
- Sacred Land Film Project
- Knowing the Land Beneath Our Feet