Emily Carr: Border-crossing Canadian artist and writer

  • Gerd Bjørhovde UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Emneord (Nøkkelord): Emily Carr, Canadian art and literature, Canadian-ness and nationality, Colonialism and postcolonialism, Border-crossing art, Indigenous perspectives


Emily Carr (1871–1945) is today generally considered one of Canada’s greatest and most unique artists. However, her recognition was a long time coming, and it was only towards the end of her life that fame came her way. The article discusses the critical reception of Carr’s work both as a painter and writer, paying particular attention to her border-crossing strategies in her use of indigenous/First Nations art and culture in her own work. Furthermore, it looks at the development of Carr’s art and its connection to the construction of a Canadian national identity, or Canadian-ness, in the early twentieth century.
Hvordan referere
Bjørhovde, Gerd. 2014. «Emily Carr: Border-Crossing Canadian Artist and Writer». Nordlit, nr. 33 (november), 171-82. https://doi.org/10.7557/13.3178.