Sandra Muse Isaacs’s personal struggle to identify with characters in historic literary classics, influenced her to re-write some of the English literature curriculum at the University of Windsor, which now reflects the abundance of Indigenous novels in Canada.
Muse Isaacs studied at the University of Windsor and but never saw herself reflected in the course material. Something she is determined to change for her students.
Professor Muse Isaacs is now creating her own curriculum at the University of Windsor, because she believes Indigenous literature hasn’t been taught properly. But unlike when she was a student, there is now a plethora of novels to pour through.
“We have to pour through tons and tons of new books because the canyon of Indigenous literature in North America is the fastest growing canyon in the world,” said Muse Isaacs. “Creating my own curriculum. I really become a part of the curriculum.”
This story was originally posted on CBC Windsor.