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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature

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  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Maps
  • 1. Introduction: First Peoples and the colonial narratives of Canadian literature
    • Overview
    • First Peoples and founding narratives
    • Negotiating contact
    • Naming culture: colonial interpretation, or, power-knowledge narratives
    • Cultural re-naming and the Indian Act
    • First stories – textualization
    • European colonial historical narratives of conquest and warfare: “settlement” and trade to 1650
    • Multiple theatres of war: Canada and European empires
    • “American” theatres of war
    • Colonial modes of power: the emerging nation after 1812
    • Religious and national differences between upper and lower Canada
    • Louis-Joseph Papineau and the Patriotes
    • William Lyon Mackenzie and radical reforming zeal
    • The Durham Report and Canadian Confederation
    • Countering colonial notions of “progress”: Aboriginal literary resistances
    • George Copway and early indigenous writers in English
    • Performing ethnicity: Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
    • “The Two Sisters”: the textualized short story as a mediating device
    • The trope of incarceration: Aboriginal protest writing in the twentieth century
    • Conclusion
  • 2. Literatures of Landscape and encounter: Canadian Romanticism and pastoral writing
    • Overview
    • Beginnings of a Canadian canon: Edward Hartley Dewart’s Selections from Canadian Poets (1864)
    • Charles Sangster, Alexander McLachlan, and Charles Heavysege
    • The Confederation Poets
    • The Confederation Poets and the Canadian landscape
    • Inhabited nature
    • Conclusion
  • 3. A new nation: Prose fiction and the rise of the Canadian novel during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
    • Overview
    • Double discourse and New World sensibility
    • Strategic sensibility in eighteenth-century female writing
    • The double image: the coquette and resemblance
    • The “re-structuring” of power in French and British Canada
    • New world aesthetics: Major John Richardson’s Wacousta (1832)
    • The “man of feeling” and psychological space
    • The two cultures of Rosanna Leprohon’s Antoinette De Mirecourt (1864)
    • An allegory of decline: William Kirby’s The Golden Dog (1877)
    • Re-defining domesticity: immigration and gender politics in women’s autobiographical settler narratives
    • Re-defining domestic space in the writing of Catherine Parr Traill
    • Sketches from the bush: the writing of Susanna Moodie
    • The rise of the Canadian popular novel and the role of the popular press
    • Resemblance and misrecognition in Catherine Beckwith Hart’s St. Ursula’s Convent (1824)
    • The first novel in Quebec: Philippe-Aubert de Gaspé’s The Influence of a Book (1837)
    • From oral to print culture: humour and the picaresque in de Gaspé and Haliburton
    • Historical romance and Les Anciens Canadiens (1863)
    • Sublime community in New France
    • The imperial idea in the local setting: Sarah Jeanette Duncan’s The Imperialist (1904)
    • Affectionate irony: small-town Canada sketched by Stephen Butler Leacock
    • Deconstructing the novel of education: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (1908)
    • The speculative worlds of James De Mille: A Strange Manuscript Found In A Copper Cylinder (1888)
    • Container or contained? Narrative interplay in A Strange Manuscript
    • Conclusion
  • 4. In Flanders Fields: Gender and social transformation in the First and Second World Wars
    • Overview
    • The execution or poetics of Canadian war literature: some shared themes
    • The war poetry of John MacCrae and F.G. Scott
    • Discordant voices: In Flanders Fields
    • The competing perspectives of the soldier poets
    • Popular fiction and romance: the war writing of Bertrand William Sinclair
    • The economics of war: societal profit and loss in popular fiction
    • The war machine: redemption and propaganda at a distance
    • Redefining gender performances in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Rilla of Ingleside (1921)
    • A feminist critique of war: Francis Marion Beynon’s Aleta Dey (1919)
    • The new language of war: absurdism in Charles Yale Harrison’s Generals Die In Bed (1930)
    • Literature of the Second World War: psychology and ethics in the Canadian war novel
    • War as existential void: Colin McDougall’s Execution (1958)
    • Conclusion
  • 5. Canadian modernism, 1914–60: “A journey across Canada”
    • Overview
    • Marginal modernism/Imagism and the poetic imagination
    • Canadian modernist manifesto writing
    • The garden and the machine in Louise Morey Bowman’s Timepieces (1922)
    • Journeys into modernity: Katherine Hale’s Grey Knitting (1914) and Going North (1923)
    • Imagism in the Canadian poetic imagination: A.J.M. Smith and E.J. Pratt
    • The Montreal Movement: “Ideas are changing”
    • The Canadian Authors Meet (1927 and 1928)
    • Protest, social observation and ethnicity: “King or Chaos”
    • Dorothy Livesay’s aesthetic of commitment
    • The image constellations of P.K. Page
    • Diasporic Intertextuality in the Jewish-Canadian modernism of A.M. Klein
    • The poet’s gaze: Klein’s The Rocking Chair (1948)
    • Canadian modernist prose: a second scroll
    • Alienated space in Sinclair Ross’s As For Me and My House (1941)
    • Gendered re-visioning in Canadian modernism: Sheila Watson, Bertram Brooker and Elizabeth Smart
    • The polysemic word: from Smart to Klein’s The Second Scroll (1951)
    • Conclusion
  • 6. Feminist literatures: New poetics of identities and sexualities from the 1960s to the twenty-first century
    • Overview
    • Gender and creativity in Margaret Atwood’s fiction
    • Margaret Laurence: decolonization and writing in Africa
    • Margaret Laurence’s Manawaka Cycle (1964 to 1974)
    • A change of scenery/Dépaysement: the nomadic fiction of Gabrielle Roy
    • Alice Munro’s visionary short stories
    • “Scandalous bodies”: gender recoding and auto/biographies from Aritha Van Herk to Kerri Sakamoto
    • Japanese-Canadian internment and historical silences in Joy Nozomi Kogawa’s Obasan (1981)
    • Postmodern auto/biography in the work of Carol Shields
    • A “politics of location” in Daphne Marlatt and Dionne Brand
    • Psychogeography in Canadian Asian writing
    • Feminist poetry: an alternative space of writing (or, being Other)
    • Theorizing feminist collaborative and communal writing in the 1980s and 1990s
    • Embodying theory from postmodernism to postcolonialism: feminist conceptions of translation, textuality and corporeality
    • Recoding the symbolic mother: Nicole Brossard’s These Our Mothers (1977) and Picture Theory (1982)
    • The feminist-deconstructive poetics of Lola Lemire Tostevin 149
    • “Between command and defiance”: mothers and daughters in the poetry of Di Brandt
    • Diasporic doubled consciousness: Dionne Brand’s postcolonial Canada
    • Performing gender/feminist theatrical subjectivities
    • Foundational feminist drama from the 1930s to the work of Gwen Pharis Ringwood
    • The 1970s and 1980s: new environments and dramatic re-telling of women’s stories
    • Carnival and the picaresque heroine in Antonine Maillet’s La Sagouine (1971)
    • Sharon Pollock and Margaret Hollingsworth: alternative worlds
    • Psychodrama and “the violent woman” in feminist theatre in the 1980s and 1990s
    • Dramatic sites of desire: lesbian theatre in Canada
    • Conclusion
  • 7. Contemporary indigenous literatures: Narratives of autonomy and resistance
    • Overview
    • New venues, new voices: indigenous publishing in the 1960s
    • Anthologization: recollecting and innovating
    • Contemporary aboriginal writing/performance in English
    • The hybrid drama of Tomson Highway
    • Aboriginal drama in the 1970s and 1980s
    • Collaborations: Maria Campbell and Linda Griffths negotiate The Book of Jessica: A Theatrical Transformation (1989)
    • The residential schools explored through theatre: Oskiniko Larry Loyie, Vera Manuel and Joseph A. Dandurand
    • Monique Mojica’s Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots (1991)
    • The satirical humour of Drew Haydon Taylor and Daniel David Moses
    • Interrogating colonial history and its societal impact: the rise of the Aboriginal novel
    • Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water (1993)
    • Aboriginal fiction surveyed: the 1980s and 1990s
    • Intertextuality and the native gothic in Eden Robinson’s Traplines (1996) and Monkey Beach (2000)
    • Power relations in Eden Robinson’s Blood Sports (2006)
    • Globalized Aboriginal Literature
    • “Words are memory”: contemporary Aboriginal poetry – new beginnings
    • Aesthetic/poetic growth in the 1990s and twenty-first century
    • Conclusion
  • 8. Canadian postmodernism: Genre trouble and new media in contemporary Canadian writing
    • Overview
    • Beginnings, or, deconstructive voices: Margaret Atwood
    • The historiographical metafiction of George Bowering
    • Metafictional parodies in the writing of Leonard Cohen and Robert Kroetsch
    • The postmodern “freak shows” of Susan Swan and Jack Hodgins
    • “The politics of settlement”: giving voice to community in the postmodern fiction of Rudy Wiebe
    • Genre trouble and new media technologies: Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (1992)
    • Tele-vision: Catherine Bush’s Minus Time (1993)
    • Hyperreal Canada and digital domains: postmodern journeys into fear and the virtual worlds of William Gibson
    • Mediatized /postmodernism performance
    • Conclusion
  • 9. Concluding with the postcolonial imagination: Diversity, difference and ethnicity
    • Overview
    • The postcolonial paradigm: contested understandings and alternative models
    • Theorizing “Trans.Can.Lit”
    • Re-conceiving the Canadian canon: postcolonial possibilities and allegorical resistances
    • Reconceiving the canon through African-Canadian perspectives
    • Conclusion
  • Glossary of terms
  • Guide to further reading
  • Works cited
  • Index


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