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A History of Canadian Literature

A History of Canadian Literature Book
Author : W. H. New,William Herbert New
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780773525979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"New offers an unconventionally structured overview of Canadian literature, from Native American mythologies to contemporary texts." Publishers Weekly A History of Canadian Literature looks at the work of writers and the social and cultural contexts that helped shape their preoccupations and direct their choice of literary form. W.H. New explains how – from early records of oral tales to the writing strategies of the early twenty-first century – writer, reader, literature, and society are interrelated. New discusses both Aboriginal and European mythologies, looking at pre-Contact narratives and also at the way Contact experience altered hierarchies of literary value. He then considers representations of the "real," whether in documentary, fantasy, or satire; historical romance and the social construction of Nature and State; and ironic subversions of power, the politics of cultural form, and the relevance of the media to a representation of community standard and individual voice. New suggests some ways in which writers of the later twentieth century codified such issues as history, gender, ethnicity, and literary technique itself. In this second edition, he adds a lengthy chapter that considers how writers at the turn of the twenty-first century have reimagined their society and their roles within it, and an expanded chronology and bibliography. Some of these writers have spoken from and about various social margins (dealing with issues of race, status, ethnicity, and sexuality), some have sought emotional understanding through strategies of history and memory, some have addressed environmental concerns, and some have reconstructed the world by writing across genres and across different media. All genres are represented, with examples chosen primarily, but not exclusively, from anglophone and francophone texts. A chronology, plates, and a series of tables supplement the commentary.

A History of Canadian Literature

A History of Canadian Literature Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release : 1988-11-11
ISBN : 1349195642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature

The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature Book
Author : Richard J. Lane
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2012-04-27
ISBN : 1136816348
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines: the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, and the Canadian immigrant experience critical themes such as landscape, ethnicity, orality, textuality, war and nationhood contemporary debate on the canon, feminism, postcoloniality, queer theory, and cultural and ethnic diversity the work of canonical and lesser-known writers from Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie to Robert Service, Maria Campbell and Douglas Coupland. Written in an engaging and accessible style and offering a glossary, maps and further reading sections, this guidebook is a crucial resource for students working in the field of Canadian Literature.

Literary History of Canada

Literary History of Canada Book
Author : Carl F. Klinck,Alfred G. Bailey,Claude Bissell,Roy Daniells,Northrop Frye,Desmond Pacey
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1976-12-15
ISBN : 1487590989
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hailed as a landmark in Canadian literary scholarship when it was originally published in 1965, the Literary History of Canada is now being reissued, revised and enlarged, in three volumes. This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of English-language Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work. It has already proven itself invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language. Volume 2, a revision of Part IV of the original edition, covers the period from about 1920 to 1960. The contributors to this volume are Desmond Pacey, William Kilbourn, Henry B. Mayo, Millar MacLure, John Webster Grant, Thomas A. Goudge, Elizabeth Waterston, Brandon Conron, Jay Macpherson, Sheila A. Egoff, Michael Tait, Hugo McPherson, Munro Beattie, and Northrop Frye.

The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature

The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature Book
Author : Coral Ann Howells,Eva-Marie Kröller
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2009-11-05
ISBN : 9780521868761
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Aboriginal writing to Margaret Atwood, this is a complete English-language history of Canadian writing in English and French from its beginnings. The multi-authored volume pays special attention to works from the 1960s and after, to multicultural and Indigenous writing, popular literature, and the interaction of anglophone and francophone cultures throughout Canadian history. Established genres such as fiction, drama and poetry are discussed alongside forms of writing which have traditionally received less attention, such as the essay, nature-writing, life-writing, journalism, and comics, and also writing in which the conventional separation between genres has broken down, such as the poetic novel. Written by an international team of distinguished scholars, the volume includes a separate, substantial section discussing major genres in French, as well as a detailed chronology of historical and literary/cultural events, and an extensive bibliography covering criticism in English and French.

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature Book
Author : Cynthia Sugars
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2015-11-04
ISBN : 0199941866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature provides a broad-ranging introduction to some of the key critical fields, genres, and periods in Canadian literary studies. The essays in this volume, written by prominent theorists in the field, reflect the plurality of critical perspectives, regional and historical specializations, and theoretical positions that constitute the field of Canadian literary criticism across a range of genres and historical periods. The volume provides a dynamic introduction to current areas of critical interest, including (1) attention to the links between the literary and the public sphere, encompassing such topics as neoliberalism, trauma and memory, citizenship, material culture, literary prizes, disability studies, literature and history, digital cultures, globalization studies, and environmentalism or ecocriticism; (2) interest in Indigenous literatures and settler-Indigenous relations; (3) attention to multiple diasporic and postcolonial contexts within Canada; (4) interest in the institutionalization of Canadian literature as a discipline; (5) a turn towards book history and literary history, with a renewed interest in early Canadian literature; (6) a growing interest in articulating the affective character of the "literary" - including an interest in affect theory, mourning, melancholy, haunting, memory, and autobiography. The book represents a diverse array of interests -- from the revival of early Canadian writing, to the continued interest in Indigenous, regional, and diasporic traditions, to more recent discussions of globalization, market forces, and neoliberalism. It includes a distinct section dedicated to Indigenous literatures and traditions, as well as a section that reflects on the discipline of Canadian literature as a whole.

Survey a Short History of Canadian Literature

Survey  a Short History of Canadian Literature Book
Author : Elizabeth Waterston
Publisher : Toronto: Methuen
Release : 1973
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Literary History of Canada

Literary History of Canada Book
Author : Carl Frederick Klinck,Alfred G. Bailey,Claude Thomas Bissell,Roy Daniells,Northrop Frye,Desmond Pacey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 9781487589370
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hailed as a landmark in Canadian literary scholarship when it was originally published in 1965, the Literary History of Canada is now being reissued, revised and enlarged, in three volumes. This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of English-language Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work. It has already proven itself invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language. Volume 3 has been newly written for this edition of the History, and covers the years from about 1960 to 1974.

Five part Invention

Five part Invention Book
Author : E. D. Blodgett
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 9780802038159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Blodgett suggests that each of the several 'national' groups that compose Canada develops unique narratives that demonstrate their different responses to the notion of nationhood and their sense of place within Canada's borders.

Canadian Literature

Canadian Literature Book
Author : K. Balachandran
Publisher : Sarup & Sons
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9788176257534
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Canadian Literature in English

Canadian Literature in English Book
Author : W. J. Keith
Publisher : The Porcupine's Quill
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780889842830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Canadian Literature in English was first published by Longman in 1985 it was described (in the Modern Language Review) as `a standard reference work on the subject' and `the best critical account of its subject that we possess so far'. The book was released in London and New York, as such things were done at the time, but never distributed particularly well in Canada, where it faded, rapidly, from view. W. J. Keith, writing in the Preface to the Revised Edition, admits his first inclination was to embark on a total rewrite of the Longman edition. On further consideration, however, Keith came to realize that the 1985 publication was completed at `the close of a major phase in the Canadian literary tradition' and that the `remarkable flowering that began to manifest itself in the middle of the twentieth century had run its course by the beginning of the new millennium.' That being the case, Keith would argue that a `number of writers who had already achieved [ considerable stature further developed their reputations' (in the period 1985-2005) `but only a few extended them'. Keith is also quick to admit that he has chosen to ignore utterly the `popular' at the one extreme (Robert Service, Lucy Maud Montgomery) as well as the `avant-garde' (bpnichol, Anne Carson) at the other, in favour of those authors whose style lends itself to the simple pleasure of reading, and to that end he dedicates his history `to all those (including the general reading public whose endangered status is much lamented in the ``Polemical Conclusion'') who recognize and celebrate the dance of words.'

Unsettled Remains

Unsettled Remains Book
Author : Cynthia Sugars,Gerry Turcotte
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release : 2010-08-27
ISBN : 1554588006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic examines how Canadian writers have combined a postcolonial awareness with gothic metaphors of monstrosity and haunting in their response to Canadian history. The essays gathered here range from treatments of early postcolonial gothic expression in Canadian literature to attempts to define a Canadian postcolonial gothic mode. Many of these texts wrestle with Canada’s colonial past and with the voices and histories that were repressed in the push for national consolidation but emerge now as uncanny reminders of that contentious history. The haunting effect can be unsettling and enabling at the same time. In recent years, many Canadian authors have turned to the gothic to challenge dominant literary, political, and social narratives. In Canadian literature, the “postcolonial gothic” has been put to multiple uses, above all to figure experiences of ambivalence that have emerged from a colonial context and persisted into the present. As these essays demonstrate, formulations of a Canadian postcolonial gothic differ radically from one another, depending on the social and cultural positioning of who is positing it. Given the preponderance, in colonial discourse, of accounts that demonize otherness, it is not surprising that many minority writers have avoided gothic metaphors. In recent years, however, minority authors have shown an interest in the gothic, signalling an emerging critical discourse. This “spectral turn” sees minority writers reversing long-standing characterizations of their identity as “monstrous” or invisible in order to show their connections to and disconnection from stories of the nation.

Creative Writing in Canada

Creative Writing in Canada Book
Author : Desmond Pacey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1961
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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RE Reading the Postmodern

RE  Reading the Postmodern Book
Author : Robert David Stacey
Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
Release : 2011-01-14
ISBN : 0776619233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It would be difficult to exaggerate the worldwide impact of postmodernism on the fields of cultural production and the social sciences over the last quarter century—even if the concept has been understood in various, even contradictory, ways. An interest in postmodernism and postmodernity has been especially strong in Canada, in part thanks to the country’s non-monolithic approach to history and its multicultural understanding of nationalism, which seems to align with the decentralized, plural, and open-ended pursuit of truth as a multiple possibility as outlined by Jean-François Lyotard. In fact, long before Lyotard published his influential work The Postmodern Condition in 1979, Canadian writers and critics were employing the term to describe a new kind of writing. RE: Reading the Postmodern marks a first cautious step toward a history of Canadian postmodernism, exploring the development of the idea of the postmodern and debates about its meaning and its applicability to various genres of Canadian writing, and charting its decline in recent years as a favoured critical trope.

Canadian Literature

Canadian Literature Book
Author : Faye Hammill
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0748621628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A series of interviews with Canadian writers and poets who discuss their techniques and latest works and give advice to young writers. Viewers are introduced to the work of English and French Canadian authors through readings and dramatizations.

History of the Book in Canada Beginnings to 1840

History of the Book in Canada  Beginnings to 1840 Book
Author : History of the Book in Canada Project
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 9780802089434
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Impressive in its scope and depth of scholarship, this first volume of the History of the Book in Canada is a landmark in the chronicle of writing, publishing, bookselling, and reading in Canada.

Literary History of Canada

Literary History of Canada Book
Author : William H. New,Carl Berger,Alan Cairns,Francess G. Halpenny,Henry Kreisel,Douglas Lochhead,Philip Stratford,Clara Thomas
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1990-12-15
ISBN : 1487591160
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new volume of the Literary History of Canada covers the continuing development of English-Canadian writing from 1972 to 1984. As with the three earlier volumes, this book is an invaluable guide to recent developments in English-Canadian literature and a resource for both the general reader and the specialist researcher. The contributors to this volume are Laurie Ricou, David Jackel, Linda Hutcheon, Philip Stratford, Barry Cameron, Balachandra Rajan, Robert Fothergill, Brian Parker, Cynthia Zimmerman, Frances Frazer, Edith Fowke, Bruce G. Trigger, Alan C. Cairns, Douglas Williams, Carl Berger, Shirley Neuman, Raymond S. Corteen, and Francess G. Halpenny.

Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground Book
Author : Robert Kroetsch,Reingard M. Nischik
Publisher : Newest Press
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Considering Identity

Considering Identity Book
Author : Jiří Flajšar
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9788024447544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Picturing Canada

Picturing Canada Book
Author : Gail Edwards,Judith Saltman
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0802085407
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman illuminate the connection between children's publishing and Canadian nationalism, analyse the gendered history of children's librarianship, identify changes and continuities in narrative themes and artistic styles, and explore recent changes in the creation and consumption of children's illustrated books. Over 130 interviews with Canadian authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, critics, and other contributors to Canadian children's book publishing, document the experiences of those who worked in the industry.