Literary History of Canada

Literary History of Canada

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, ...

Author: Carl F. Klinck

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487590987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary History of Canada

Literary History of Canada

Volume 3 has been newly written for this edition of the History, and covers the years from about 1960 to 1974.

Author: Carl Frederick Klinck

Publisher:

ISBN: 1487589379

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 391

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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.
Categories: LITERARY CRITICISM

Five part Invention

Five part Invention

'While the manuscript is largely readable and lively, it is also theoretically sophisticated, drawing with a certain grace at various points on the work of Lacan, White, Bourdieu, Merleau-Ponty, Said, and a host of theorists of literary ...

Author: E. D. Blodgett

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802038158

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 371

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of Canadian Literature

A History of Canadian Literature

" 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.

Author: W. H. New

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773525971

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary History of Canada

Literary History of Canada

This new volume of the Literary History of Canada covers the continuing development of English-Canadian writing from 1972 to 1984.

Author: William H. New

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487591168

Category: History

Page: 524

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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.
Categories: History

A History of Canadian Literature

A History of Canadian Literature

This is a survey of the literature of Canada, both French and English, which examines the myths of the New World, the journals of early explorers, captivity narratives and the work of writers from 1880 to the present day, such as Kirkby, ...

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349195640

Category:

Page: 380

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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature

The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature

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 ...

Author: Richard J. Lane

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136816345

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature

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.

Author: Cynthia Sugars

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199941865

Category: Authors, Canadian

Page: 992

View: 123

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.
Categories: Authors, Canadian

The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature

The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature

From Aboriginal writing to Margaret Atwood, this is a complete English-language history of Canadian writing in English and French from its beginnings.

Author: Coral Ann Howells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521868769

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 802

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Giving Canada a Literary History

Giving Canada a Literary History

Carl Klinck's autobiography is combined with a history of the development of Canadian literature as a

Author: Sandra Djwa

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773573765

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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Carl Klinck's autobiography is combined with a history of the development of Canadian literature as a
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Literary History of Saskatchewan

The Literary History of Saskatchewan

Essays about the literary history of Saskatchewan.

Author: David Carpenter

Publisher: Coteau Books

ISBN: 9781550505153

Category: Canadian literature

Page: 271

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Essays about the literary history of Saskatchewan.
Categories: Canadian literature

History of the Book in Canada Beginnings to 1840

History of the Book in Canada  Beginnings to 1840

'The publication of this series is a remarkable scholarly event, putting Canadian scholarship at the forefront of a growing international field of study.

Author: History of the Book in Canada Project

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802089437

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 190

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.
Categories: History

Canadian Gothic

Canadian Gothic

This book explores the Gothic tradition in Canadian literature by tracing a distinctive reworking of the British Gothic in Canada. It traces the ways the Gothic genre was reinvented for a specifically Canadian context.

Author: Cynthia Sugars

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783160778

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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This book explores the Gothic tradition in Canadian literature by tracing a distinctive reworking of the British Gothic in Canada. It traces the ways the Gothic genre was reinvented for a specifically Canadian context. On the one hand, Canadian writers expressed anxiety about the applicability of the British Gothic tradition to the colonies; on the other, they turned to the Gothic for its vitalising rather than unsettling potential. After charting this history of Gothic infusion, Canadian Gothic turns its attention to the body of Aboriginal and diasporic writings that respond to this discourse of national self-invention from a post-colonial perspective. These counter-narratives unsettle the naturalising force of this invented history, rendering the sense of Gothic comfort newly strange. The Canadian Gothic tradition has thus been a conflicted one, which reimagines the Gothic as a form of cultural sustenance. This volume offers an important reconsideration of the Gothic legacy in Canada.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sharing the Past

Sharing the Past

Sharing the Past is an unprecedentedly detailed account of the intertwining discourses of Canadian history and creative literature.

Author: J.A. Weingarten

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487501044

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Sharing the Past examines the ways in which Canadian poets collaboratively nurtured the rise of social history as a discipline of historical study.
Categories: Art

History of Literature in Canada

History of Literature in Canada

The development of literature in Canada with an eye to its multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual nature.

Author: Reingard M. Nischik

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571133593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 605

View: 314

The development of literature in Canada with an eye to its multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual nature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Divisions on a Ground

Divisions on a Ground

"Thirteen essays and addresses on Canadian writing, teaching, and society by one of the most influential critical thinkers of the century."

Author: Northrop Frye

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 0887840930

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 199

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"Thirteen essays and addresses on Canadian writing, teaching, and society by one of the most influential critical thinkers of the century."
Categories: Literary Collections

History of the Book in Canada 1840 1918

History of the Book in Canada  1840 1918

This second of three volumes in theHistory of the Book in Canada demonstrates the same research and editorial standards established with Volume One by book history specialists from across the nation.

Author: History of the Book in Canada Project

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802080127

Category: History

Page: 659

View: 340

This second of three volumes in theHistory of the Book in Canada demonstrates the same research and editorial standards established with Volume One by book history specialists from across the nation.
Categories: History