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Dr. Neil B. Bishop

December 2, 2016

Dr. Neil B. Bishop, a retired member of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, recently published a short story whose action is set in both Corner Brook and Saskatoon: My Night in the “Injun Inn” (Grain, Vol. 43.4, summer 2016, pp. 95-101). The editorial team called it “one of the strongest pieces is this issue,” and it is the only piece of writing to which editor Adam Pottle’s introduction to the issue devotes an entire paragraph. Mr. Pottle writes that, “By what can only be called a miraculous balancing act, Bishop succinctly captures the division between white people and Indigenous people in a jarring vernacular. He never loses sight of his characters’ humanity, nor does he ever resort to ‘whitesplaining.'”