Another Piece of Literature on Haliburton County
Departments: Canadian Studies and Environmental Studies
Outlining the concept of bioregionalism as being about living relationships between humans and the natural environment, the author proposes that one of the most sustainable ways to express these relationships is through literature or oral narrative (bioregional narrative). Such literature includes written literature in the form of letters, journals, poems etc. as well as oral stories passed down from generation to generation and is based on the narrator's personal identification with his/her home place. The paper presents an explanation of the concept of bioregional narrative and moves on to a summary of the evolution of Canadian literature and more specifically, the evolution of Haliburton County narratives from the early settlement period through the twentieth century.