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Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context

Author: Marta Dvorak; W H New
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [NY] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Postcolonial and Commonwealth literary scholarship has tended to emphasize the novel. Tropes and Territories is the first book to focus on modern short fiction, including Metis narratives, Maori myth, and stories by Mansfield, Frame, Munro, Rushdie, MacLeod, Gallant, Narayan, Jarman, and King. While Canadian writers and writings are central, contributors also consider South Pacific, South Asian, and Caribbean  Read more...
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Tropes and territories.
Montreal ; Ithaca [NY] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608347717
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marta Dvorak; W H New
ISBN: 9780773532892 0773532897
OCLC Number: 124034569
Notes: Some essays originally delivered as papers at the conference, Tropes and territories, held at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2005.
Description: xvi, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction, troping the territory / Marta Dvořák and W.H. New --
Between fractals and rainbows: critiquing Canadian criticism / Laura Moss --
Storying home: power and truth / Diana Brydon --
Configuring a typology for South Asian short fiction / Chelva Kanaganayakam --
What should the reader know?: culture, history, and politics in contemporary short fiction from Aotearoa New Zealand / Lydia Wevers --
"Crossroads of circumstance": Place in contemporary Australian short fiction / Bruce Bennett --
La Dame Seule meets the angel of history: Katherine Mansfield and Mavis Gallant / Janice Kulyk Keefer --
Alice Munro's Ontario / Robert Thacker --
Alistair MacLeod and the Gaelic Diaspora / Gwendolyn Davies --
Of cows and configurations in Emily Carr's The book of small --
Marta Dvořák / Reading Linnet Muir, Netta Asher, and Carol Frazier: three gallant characters in postcolonial time / Neil Besner --
From location to dislocation in Salman Rushdie's East, West and Rohinton Mistry's Tales from Firozsha Baag / Florence Cabaret --
Epistolary traditions in Caribbean diasporic writing: subversions of oral/scribal paradox in Alecia McKenzie's "full stop" / Isabel Carrera Suárez --
"We use dah membering": oral memory in Métis short stories / Warren Cariou --
Myth in Patricia Grace's "Sun's marbles" / Jean-Pierre Durix --
Mariposa medicine: Thomas King's Medicine River and the Canadian short story cycle / Gerald Lynch --
Under the banyan tree: R.K. Narayan, space and the story-teller / Alexis Tadié --
The tropes and territory of childhood in The lagoon and other stories by Janet Frame / Christine Lorre --
Roots and routes in a selection of stories by Alistair MacLeod / Claire Omhovere --
Reading the understory: David Malouf's Untold tales / W.H. New --
Aesthetic traces of the ephemeral: Alice Munro's Logograms in "Vandals" / Héliane Ventura --
Fables of a bricoleur: Mark Anthony Jarman's many improvisations / Tamas Dobozy --
On the beach: Witi Inhimaera, Katherine Mansfield, and the Treaty of Waitangi / Mark Williams --
The botany of the liar / Laurie Ricou.
Responsibility: edited by Marta Dvořák and W.H. New.

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Focuses on short fiction, including Metis narratives, Maori myth, and stories by Mansfield, Frame, Munro, Rushdie, MacLeod, Gallant, Narayan, Jarman, and King. This book demonstrates how debates in  Read more...

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