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Morra, Linda M.

Overview
Works: 15 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 6,778 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Records and correspondence  Archives  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR9188.2.I54, 302.23092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda M Morra
Troubling tricksters : revisioning critical conversations( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Troubling Tricksters is a collection of theoretical essays, creative pieces, and critical ruminations that provides a revisioning of trickster criticism in light of recent backlash against it. The complaints of some Indigenous writers, the critique from Indigenous nationalist critics, and the changing of academic fashion have resulted in few new studies on the trickster. One of the objectives of this anthology, then, is to encourage scholarship that is mindful of the critic's responsibility to communities, and to focus discussions on incarnations of tricksters in their particular national contexts. Troubling Tricksters offers a timely counterbalance to the growing critical lacuna and proposes new approaches to trickster studies, approaches that have been clearly influenced by the nationalists' call for cultural and historical specificity."--Jacket
Corresponding influence : selected letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth by Emily Carr( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emily Carr (1871-1945) is an iconic figure in Canadian culture, known internationally for her painting, which depicted the extraordinary British Columbia mountain landscape along with its indigenous inhabitants and their cultural iconography. Carr's writing career came later in her life, and as it developed, she met Ira Dilworth (1894-1962), the British Columbia Regional Director for CBC Radio who came to play a significant role in her life. Corresponding Influence is a collection of selected letters of their friendship." "The letters provide a narrative for the later part of Carr's life and illuminate the impression Dilworth made on the development of her writing. In addition to a critical introduction and annotation throughout, editor Linda Morra has included an unpublished story by Carr called 'Small's Gold.' Corresponding Influence will prove essential reading to anyone hoping to understand Emily Carr's extraordinary life and work."--Jacket
At the speed of light there is only illumination : a reappraisal of Marshall McLuhan by John George Moss( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades after he began his intellectual adventure, and even decades after his cameo in Annie Hall, McLuhan remains a series of open questions, one of the simplest being "Was he right?" In 14 essays, contributors examine facets of McLuhan's theories and their applications by various enthusiasts and detractors. The authors make no effort to review McLuhan as whole cloth any more than did McLuhan himself, and the result is remarkably free of simple answers to the simplest question. However, they do examine such diverse issues as McLuhan's continued influence, Canadian communication thought, the rise of the legacy of modernist writers, postcolonial contexts in hybrid media, a review of spatial information, including McLuhan in space, what McLuhan got wrong, poetry about the space in which McLuhan spent his last dozen years, and a panel discussion about trouble brewing in the global village. Distributed by the U. of Toronto Press. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Robertson Davies : a mingling of contrarities by Camille R La Bossière( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collective assessment of the achievement of Robertson Davies addresses the basic problems in reading his artfulness, as a moralist committed to the practices of doubling, disguise, irony and paradox, and dwelling in "gaps" or spaces "in between." The essays present new insights on a broad range of topics of Davies' oeuvre and represent one of the first major discussions devoted to Davies' work since his death in 1995"--Jacket
Unarrested archives : case studies in twentieth-century Canadian women's authorship by Linda M Morra( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calling upon the archives of Canadian writers E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913), Emily Carr (1871-1945), Sheila Watson (1909-1998), Jane Rule (1931-2007), and M. NourbeSe Philip (1947- ), Linda M. Morra explores the ways in which women'ss archives have been uniquely conceptualized in scholarly discourses and shaped by socio-political forces. She also provides a framework for understanding the creative interventions these women staged to protect their records. Through these case studies, Morra traces the influence of institutions such as national archives and libraries, and regulatory bodies such as border service agencies on the creation, presentation, and preservation of women's archival collections.--Provided by publisher
Basements and attics, closets and cyberspace : explorations in Canadian women's archives( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women's letters and memoirs were until recently considered to have little historical significance. Many of these materials have disappeared or remain unarchived, often dismissed as ephemera and relegated to basements, attics, closets, and, increasingly, cyberspace rather than public institutions. This collection showcases the range of critical debates that animate thinking about women's archives in Canada. The essays in Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace consider a series of central questions: What are the challenges that affect archival work about women in Canada today? What are some of the ethical dilemmas that arise over the course of archival research? How do researchers read and make sense of the materials available to them? How does one approach the shifting, unstable forms of new technologies? What principles inform the decisions not only to research the lives of women but to create archival deposits? The contributors focus on how a supple research process might allow for greater engagement with unique archival forms and critical absences in narratives of past and present. From questions of acquisition, deposition, and preservation to challenges related to the interpretation of material, the contributors track at various stages how fonds are created (or sidestepped) in response to national and other imperatives and to feminist commitments; how archival material is organized, restricted, accessed, and interpreted; how alternative and immediate archives might be conceived and approached; and how exchanges might be read when there are peculiar lacunae--missing or fragmented documents, or gaps in communication--that then require imaginative leaps on the part of the researcher."--Publisher's website
Learn, teach, challenge : approaching indigenous literatures by Deanna Reder( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of classic and newly commissioned essays about the study of Indigenous literatures in North America. The contributing scholars include some of the most venerable Indigenous theorists, among them Gerald Vizenor (Anishinaabe), Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan), Craig Womack (Creek), Kimberley Blaeser (Anishinaabe), Emma LaRocque (Métis), Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee), Janice Acoose (Saulteaux), and Jo-Ann Episkenew (Métis). Also included are settler scholars foundational to the field, including Helen Hoy, Margery Fee, and Renate Eigenbrod. Among the newer voices are both settler and Indigenous theorists such as Sam McKegney, Keavy Martin, and Niigaanwewidam Sinclair. The volume is organized into five subject areas: Position, the necessity of considering where you come from and who you are; Imagining Beyond Images and Myths, a history and critique of circulating images of Indigenousness; Debating Indigenous Literary Approaches; Contemporary Concerns, a consideration of relevant issues; and finally Classroom Considerations, pedagogical concerns particular to the field. Each section is introduced by an essay that orients the reader and provides ideological context. While anthologies of literary criticism have focused on specific issues related to this burgeoning field, this volume is the first to offer comprehensiveperspectives on the subject."--
Margaret Laurence & Jack McClelland, letters( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland-one of Canada's most beloved writers and one of Canada's most significant publishers-enjoyed an unusual rapport. In this collection of annotated letters, readers gain rare insight into the private side of these literary icons. Their correspondence reveals a professional relationship that evolved into deep friendship over a period of enormous cultural change. Both were committed to the idea of Canadian writing; in a very real sense, their mutual and separate work helped bring "Canadian Literature" into being. With its insider's view of the book business from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s, Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland, Letters presents a valuable piece of Canadian literary history curated and annotated by Davis and Morra. This is essential reading for all those interested in Canada's literary culture."--
Re-viewing the cultural landscape : representations of land in Ralph Connor, Tom Thompson, the Group of Seven, and Emily Carr by Linda M Morra( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whirlwind elsewhere : Mordecai Richler and our compromised times by Bernard Dov Cooperman( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations (Indigenous studies series) by Inc ebrary( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Troubling tricksters revisioning critical conversations( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Representation of French-Canadians in Ralph Connor, the Man from Glengarry : a paper presented to ACSUS, the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, Pittsburgh, Nov. 17-21, 1999 by Linda M Morra( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper, which Linda Morra presented on Friday, November 19, 1999, at the ACSUS Meeting in Pittsburgh, explored stereotyping in rather black-and white fashion in the novel The Man from Glengarry: The Tale of the Ottawa (1901) by Ralph Conner [pseudonym for Charles William Gordon, 1860-1937]. She gave a lively illustration of Connor's attitude towards French-Canadian and Irish elements of the population, his characteristics as a writer, and his beliefs and biases
Unarrested Archives : Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Canadian Women's Authorship by Linda M Morra( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Calling upon the archives of Canadian writers E. Pauline Johnson (1861–1913), Emily Carr (1871–1945), Sheila Watson (1909–1998), Jane Rule (1931–2007), and M. NourbeSe Philip (1947– ), Linda M. Morra explores the ways in which women’s archives have been uniquely conceptualized in scholarly discourses and shaped by socio-political forces. She also provides a framework for understanding the creative interventions these women staged to protect their records. Through these case studies, Morra traces the influence of institutions such as national archives and libraries, and regulatory bodies such as border service agencies on the creation, presentation, and preservation of women's archival collections.The deliberate selection of the five literary case studies allows Morra to examine changing archival practices over time, shifting definitions of nationhood and national literary history, varying treatments of race, gender, and sexual orientation, and the ways in which these forces affected the writers’ reputations and their archives.Morra also productively reflects on Jacques Derrida’sArchive Feverand postmodern feminist scholarship related to the relationship between writing, authority, and identity to showcase the ways in which female writers in Canada have represented themselves and their careers in the public record
Robertson Davies : a mingling of contrarieties( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Troubling tricksters : revisioning critical conversations
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Corresponding influence : selected letters of Emily Carr and Ira DilworthAt the speed of light there is only illumination : a reappraisal of Marshall McLuhanRobertson Davies : a mingling of contraritiesRobertson Davies : a mingling of contrarieties
Alternative Names
Morra, Linda M.

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English (82)