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Author: Ana María Fraile-Marcos
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature.
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The modern city is a space that can simultaneously represent the principles of its homeland alongside its own unique blend of the cultures that intermingle within its city limits. This book makes an intervention in Canadian literary criticism by foregrounding both 'globalism, ' which is increasingly perceived as the state-of-the-art literary paradigm, and the city. These are two significant axes of contemporary  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fraile-Marcos, Ana María.
Literature and the Glocal City : Reshaping the English Canadian Imaginary.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ana María Fraile-Marcos
ISBN: 9781317682165 1317682165
OCLC Number: 884017486
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Permissions; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Urban Glocality and the English Canadian Imaginary; 1 Mobility and Its Disenchantments in Marie Clements' The Unnatural and Accidental Women and Burning Vision; 2 Embodying the Glocal: Immigrant and Indigenous Ideas of Home in Tessa McWatt's Montreal; 3 From Rowanwood to Downtown: The Torontonians and Girls Fall Down; 4 Dystopic Urbanites: Civilian Cyborgs in TransCanadian Speculative Fictions. 5 The Intrinsic Potential of Glassness: Narcissistic, Opaque, Organic Modes of Signifying the Urban in Vancouver6 The Refugee as Signifier in the Semiotics of the Glocal City: Michael Helm's Cities of Refuge; 7 Responding to Late Capitalism: The Mall; 8 Hipster Urbanism and Glocal Toronto; 9 Glocalization and Neoliberalism in Michael Winter's The Architects Are Here; 10 Ian Fleming's Canadian Cities; List of Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature.

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The modern city is a space that can simultaneously represent the principles of its homeland alongside its own unique blend of the cultures that intermingle within its city limits. This book makes an intervention in Canadian literary criticism by foregrounding both 'globalism, ' which is increasingly perceived as the state-of-the-art literary paradigm, and the city. These are two significant axes of contemporary culture and identity that were previously disregarded by a critical tradition built around the importance of space and place in Canadian writing. Yet, as relevant as the.

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