Canadian Literature (Edinburgh Critical Guides to by Faye Hammill PDF

By Faye Hammill

A massive serious research of Canadian literature, putting across the world winning anglophone Canadian authors within the context in their nationwide literary historical past. whereas the point of interest of the booklet is on twentieth-century and modern writing, it additionally charts the ancient improvement of Canadian literature and discusses very important eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors. The chapters concentrate on 4 critical subject matters in Canadian tradition: Ethnicity, Race, Colonisation; Wildernesses, towns, areas; wish; and Histories and tales. each one bankruptcy combines case experiences of 5 key texts with a vast dialogue of ideas and methods, together with postcolonial and postmodern analyzing concepts and theories of house, position and wish. Authors selected for shut research comprise Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro, Leonard Cohen, Thomas King and Carol Shields. Features*The first serious advisor to Canadian literature in English*Authors chosen at the foundation in their acceptance on undergraduate courses*Combines ancient and thematic ways to Canadian writing*Links shut analyzing of key texts with theoretical techniques to Canadian literature (10/1/08)

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Detail about specific literary and historical contexts is also provided where appropriate, to assist students in producing nuanced and historically aware readings of their own. Although some of the books I have chosen for close reading fit naturally with one of the four topics, many of them could equally well have been placed in a different section. Daphne Marlatt’s Ana Historic, for example, could have been allocated to the chapter on desire, or the one on wilderness and cities, and if it had been, my reading would have emphasised her perspectives on lesbian love or on forest and urban landscapes, rather than her exploration of history.

N; Olive Dickason, Canada’s First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times, rd edn (Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, ), pp. xiv–xv. . Dickason, Canada’s First Nations, p. x.   Ethnicity, Race, Colonisation Everything in front of us is virgin land. From the beginning of time, the grass along this stretch of prairie has not been cut. About a mile east is a spot which was once an Indian buffalo jump, a high steep cliff where the buffalo were stampeded and fell to their deaths.

The report recommended the creation of governmentsponsored institutions and funding bodies, and as a result, the National Library of Canada was established in  and the Canada   Council for the Arts in . Other literary institutions which date back to the s include the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, McClelland and Stewart’s New Canadian Library series of classic titles, and the academic journal Canadian Literature. The volume of new writing in all genres grew rapidly in the succeeding decades.

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