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Cultural grammars of nation, diaspora, and indigeneity in Canada

Author: Sophie McCall; Christine Kim; Melina Baum Singer
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2012
Series: TransCanada series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considers how the terms of critical debate in literary and cultural studies in Canada have shifted with respect to matters of race, nation, and difference.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Cultural grammars of nation, diaspora, and indigeneity in Canada./
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2012.
(CaOONL)20119048795
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie McCall; Christine Kim; Melina Baum Singer
ISBN: 9781554584178 1554584175
OCLC Number: 799729958
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 274 pages) : illustrations, digital file.
Contents: Table of Contents for Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora, and Indigeneity in Canada , edited by Christine Kim, Sophie McCall, and Melina Baum Singer Introduction | Christine Kim and Sophie McCall I: PRESENT TENSE Diaspora and Nation in Metis Writing | Sophie McCall Canadian Indian Literary Nationalism? Critical Approaches in Canadian Indigenous ContextsA Collaborative Interlogue | Kristina Fagan, Daniel Heath Justice, Keavy Martin, Sam McKegney, Deanna Reder, and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair Breaking the Framework of Representational Violence: Testimonial Publics, Memorial Arts, and a Critique of Postcolonial Violence (the Pickton Trial) | Julia Emberley Grammars of Exchange: The Oriental Woman in the Global Market | Belen Martin-Lucas II: PAST PARTICIPLES Unhomely Moves: A.M. Klein, Jewish Diasporic Difference, Racialization, and Coercive Whiteness | Melina Baum Singer Asian Canadian Critical Practice as Commemoration | Christopher Lee Diasporic Longings: (Re)Figurations of Home and Homelessness in Richard Wagameses Work | Renate Eigenbrod Afro-Caribbean Writing in Canada and the Politics of Migrant Labour Mobility | Jody Mason III: FUTURE IMPERFECT Racialized Diasporas, Entangled Postmemories, and Kyo Maclears The Letter Opener | Christine Kim Underwater Signposts: Richard Fungs Islands and Enabling Nostalgia | Lily Cho Phoenicia ? Lebanon: Transsexual Poetics as Poetics of the Body within and across the Nation | Alessandra Capperdoni Word Warriors: Indigenous Political Consciousness in Prison | Deena Rymhs Works Cited Contributors Index Contributors Bios Melina Baum Singer is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario. Her research explores the transnational and diasporic literatures in English Canada. She has co-edited, with Lily Cho, two special issues of Open Letter , Poetics and Public Culture and Dialogues on Poetics and Public Culture, and has a recent article, Is Richler Canadian Content?: Jewishness, Race, and Diaspora, in Canadian Literature 27 (2010). Alessandra Capperdoni teaches modern and contemporary literature in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. She specializes in Canadian and anglophone literatures, feminist poetics, critical theory, and postcolonial and European studies. Her articles have appeared in Translating from the Margins / Traduire des marges , Translation Effects: The Making of Modern Canadian Culture , Inspiring Collaborations: Canadian Literature, Culture, and Theory , and the journals TTR: Traduction, traductologie, redaction , Open Letter , and West Coast Line . She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Shifting Geographies: Poetics of Citizenship in the Age of Global Modernity. Lily Cho is associate professor of English at York University in Toronto. Her recent publications include Future Perfect Loss: Richard Fungs Sea in the Blood , Screen 49.4 (2008); Asian Canadian Futures: Indenture Routes and Diasporic Passages, Canadian Literature 199 (2009); and Eating Chinese: Culture on the Menu in Small Town Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2010). Renate Eigenbrod is associate professor and head of the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba, specializing in Aboriginal literatures. Besides the publication of her monograph, entitled Travelling Knowledge: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada , she has co-edited several volumes of scholarly articles, most recently a special literature issue of The Canadian Journal of Native Studies and the volume Across Cultures/Across Borders , published by Broadview Press. Julia Emberley is professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. Her recent book is Defamiliarizing the Aboriginal: Cultural Practices and Decolonization in Canada . Recently, she has published articles in English Studies in Canada , Topia , The Journal of Visual Culture , Humanities Research , and Fashion Theory . kristina fagan teaches Aboriginal literature and storytelling in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan. She co-edited Henry Penniers autobiography, Call Me Hank: A Sto:lo Mans Reflections on Living, Logging, and Growing Old, which was launched with a traditional Sto:lo feast and book-burning (so that the dead can read the book). She is a member of the Labrador Metis Nation, and her current project is a study of Labrador Metis narrative and identity. Daniel Heath Justice is an enrolled Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation and the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History (University of Minnesota Press), The Way of Thorn and Thunder (published as a trilogy by Kegedonce, and a single-volume omnibus edition by the University of New Mexico Press), and numerous articles on Indigenous literary criticism, history, and cultural studies. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Indigenous North American Literatures and associate professor of Aboriginal literatures and Aboriginal studies at the University of Toronto. Christine Kim is assistant professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Her teaching and research focus on Asian North American literature and theory, contemporary Canadian literature, and diasporic writing. Her journal publications include Open Letter , Studies in Canadian Literature , Mosaic , and Interventions (forthcoming). She is currently working on a book-length project titled Racialized Publics . Christopher Lee is assistant professor of English at the University of British Columbia. His articles have appeared in Amerasia Journal , Canadian Literature , Modern Fiction Studies , Journal of Asian American Studies , Router , and differences . His book The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature will be published by Stanford University Press in 2012. His current research focuses on trans-Pacific literary formalism during the Cold War and formations of Asia across settler colonial societies. Keavy Martin lives in Treaty 6 territory, where she is assistant professor of Indigenous literatures at the University of Alberta. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the American Indian Culture and Research Journal , English Studies in Canada , and Canadian Literature , and she is currently completing a book-length project on Inuit literature in Canada. In the summer, she teaches with the University of Manitobas annual program in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Belen Martin-Lucas teaches postcolonial literatures in English and diasporic film and literatures at the University of Vigo, Spain. Her research focuses on the politics of resistance in contemporary postcolonial feminist fiction, looking at the diverse strategies employed in literary works, such as tropes and genres. Jody Mason is assistant professor in the Department of English at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her book, which analyzes discourses of unemployment in twentieth-century Canadian literatures, is forthcoming in 2012 with the University of Toronto Press. Mason has published work on the relations among class, diasporic formations, and the politics of mobility in Canadian Literature , Studies in Canadian Literature , Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada , and University of Toronto Quarterly. Sophie McCall teaches contemporary Canadian and Indigenous literatures in the English department at Simon Fraser University. Her book, First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship (2011), explores the complexity of the issue of voice by examining double-voiced, cross-cultural, composite productions among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal collaborators. She has published articles in Essays on Canadian Writing , Canadian Review of American Studies , Resources for Feminist Research , Canadian Literature , and C.L.R. James Journal . Sam McKegney is a settler scholar of Indigenous literatures. He grew up in Anishinaabe territory on the Saugeen Peninsula along the shores of Lake Huron, and currently resides with his partner and their two daughters in lands of shared stewardship between the Haudenosaunee and Algonquin nations, where he is an associate professor of Indigenous and Canadian literatures at Queens University. He has written a book entitled Magic Weapons: Aboriginal Writers Remaking Community after Residential School and articles on such topics as environmental kinship, masculinity theory, prison writing, Indigenous governance, and Canadian hockey mythologies. Deanna Reder (Cree/Metis) received her PhD from the Department of English at the University of British Columbia in 2007 and is currently assistant professor in English and First Nations studies at Simon Fraser University. She co-edited an anthology with Linda Morra (Bishops University) titled Troubling
Series Title: TransCanada series.
Responsibility: Christine Kim, Sophie McCall, and Melina Baum Singer, editors.
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