Event Title

Oh Canada

Presenter Information

Dustin Shepard

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

English

Session Number

3

Location

RM 216

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Jennifer Anderson

Juror Names

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Anderson

Start Date

5-18-2017 5:10 PM

End Date

5-18-2017 5:30 PM

Abstract

There are numerous perceptions of Canada and Canadian culture. This paper looks at two major perceptions and portrayals of Canada in American popular culture: Canada as being culturally backwards from American standards, or as an Elysian paradise. This adds up to an illustration of a lack of understanding of our northern neighbors. By analyzing the function of Canadians in American popular culture, we can learn how Canadians are used to reaffirm American values of America for Americans.

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May 18th, 5:10 PM May 18th, 5:30 PM

Oh Canada

RM 216

There are numerous perceptions of Canada and Canadian culture. This paper looks at two major perceptions and portrayals of Canada in American popular culture: Canada as being culturally backwards from American standards, or as an Elysian paradise. This adds up to an illustration of a lack of understanding of our northern neighbors. By analyzing the function of Canadians in American popular culture, we can learn how Canadians are used to reaffirm American values of America for Americans.