Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Johnson, Pauline
Birth Name: Emily Pauline Johnson
Self-constructed Name: Tekahionwake
Pseudonym: Margaret Rox
Used Form: E. Pauline Johnson
is best remembered for the poem The Song My Paddle Sings, published in 1892, which has been memorized by generations of Canadian school children, but she also wrote short stories and journalism, and recorded the legends of the Squamish people. Her writing struggles to bring together the two world views, British and Native, with which she was acquainted, and her literary persona straddles the figures of the New Woman and the emergent Canadian author. Poet Glenn Wilmott
, citing critic Terry Goldie
, advises anyone who wants to learn something about the history and historicity of literary value, go to this poet.
Wilmott, Glenn. “Paddled by Pauline”. Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews, Vol.
, No. 46, University of Western Ontario, pp. 43-68.
"Pauline Johnson" Retrieved from https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/Tekahionwake_ca_1895.jpg.This work is licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication license. This work is in the public domain.
met Pauline Johnson
at the Collegiate and there was very likely a close friendship between the two.
Fowler, Marian. Redney: A Life of Sara Jeannette Duncan. Anansi, 1983.
At Crofton House she heard Pauline Johnson
, the Mohawk poet from Ontario, orate, but she was too shy to speak to or visit her. Despite her shyness, Ethel excelled at Crofton House.
Stouck, David. Ethel Wilson: A Critical Biography. University of Toronto Press, 2003.
Sara Jeannette Duncan
Friends from this period of SJD
's life included (besides, perhaps, Pauline Johnson
) Augusta Stowe
and Alice McGillivray
, who became the first and second women in Canada to receive medical degrees. Stowe's home...
Her work brought her into contact with prominent Canadians, Pauline Johnson
among them. AMM
was one of those who supported the author Charles G. D. Roberts
in his quest to become the Chair of English...
Intertextuality and Influence
Mary Augusta Ward
The repetition in the British title of Pauline Johnson
's 1903 collection of poems may be coincidental, or it may constitute an imperialist challenge to the hybrid version of Canadian identity offered by Johnson as...
Performance of text
The opera Pauline, with libretto by MA
, music by Tobin Stokes, and story from the life of the poet Pauline Johnson
, had its world premiere in Vancouver. Atwood wrote this...
She spent three weeks in Boston, visiting schools and prisons, and giving public speeches. After three weeks she travelled via Hartfort, Connecticut, to New York, then to the recently-founded Hampton College
19 June 1812
Following years of strained British-American relations, US president Madison
declared war on Britain (including British Canada); this began the War of 1812.