DepositFleur Pillager, Midewewinini: Food as the Source of Female Power in Louise Erdrich’s Novel Tracks

From the original paper presentation: In this paper I discuss the figurative language used in Louise Erdrich’s novel Tracks with a particular focus on the figures and symbols associated with food and food practices. This paper performs a textual analysis of figurative language and symbols and the themes of food and food practices to reveal the dialogic and dialectic exchanges between Ojibwe, mixed blood, and Anglo American philosophical discourses.