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The Cambridge history of Canadian literature

Author: Coral Ann Howells; Eva-Marie Kröller
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

From Aboriginal writing to Atwood - this volume is a complete multi-authored history of Canadian writing in English and French.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Coral Ann Howells; Eva-Marie Kröller
ISBN: 9780521868761 0521868769
OCLC Number: 803887340
Description: XLV, [3], 753 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Chronology; Introduction Coral Ann Howells and Eva-Marie Kroeller; Part I. Old and New World, La Nouvelle-France, the Canadas, Dominion of Canada: 1. Native societies and French colonization Barbara Belyea; 2. Reports from La Nouvelle-France: the Jesuit Relations, Marie de l'Incarnation, and Elisabeth Begon E. D. Blodgett; 3. Migrations, multiple allegiances and satirical traditions: from Frances Brooke to Thomas Chandler Haliburton Marta Dvorak; 4. Writing in the Northwest: narratives, journals, letters, 1700-1870 Bruce Greenfield; 5. Literature of settlement Carole Gerson; 6. History in English and French, 1832-98 E. D. Blodgett; Part II. The Post-Confederation Period: 7. Post-Confederation poetry D. M. R. Bentley; 8. Writing by Victorian naturalists Christoph Irmscher; 9. Short fiction Gerald Lynch; 10. Bestselling authors, magazines and the international market Michael Peterman; 11. Textual and social experiment in women's genres Janice Fiamengo; 12. Canada and the Great War Susan Fisher; Part III. Models of Modernity, post-World War I: 13. Staging personalities in modernism and realism Irene Gammel; 14. E. J. Pratt and the McGill poets Adrian Fowler; 15. The forties and fifties: signs of cultural change Coral Ann Howells; 16. The Centennial Eva-Marie Kroeller; 17. Forms of non-fiction: Innis, McLuhan, Frye and Grant David Staines; Part IV. Aesthetic Experiments, 1960 and After: 18. Quartet: Atwood, Gallant, Munro, Shields Robert Thacker; 19. The short story W. H. New; 20. Canadian drama: performing communities Anne Nothof; 21. Poetry Kevin McNeilly; 22. Poetry, drama and the postmodern novel Ian Rae; 23. Comic art and bande dessinee: from the funnies to graphic novels Jean-Paul Gabilliet; 24. 'Ghost stories': fictions of history and myth Teresa Gibert; 25. Indigenous writing: poetry and prose Lally Grauer and Armand Ruffo; 26. Contemporary aboriginal theater Helen Gilbert; 27. Transcultural life-writing Alfred Hornung; 28. Multiculturalism and globalization Neil ten Kortenaar; Part V. Writing in French: 29. Poetry Robert Yergeau; 30. Drama Jane Moss; 31. Fiction Rejean Beaudoin and Andre Lamontagne.
Other Titles: Canadian literature
Responsibility: ed. by Coral Ann Howells and Eva-Marie Kröller.


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