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Where are the voices coming from? : Canadian culture and the legacies of history

Author: Coral Ann Howells
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2004.
Series: Cross/cultures, 73.
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"This collection of essays focuses on Canadian history and its legacies as represented in novels and films in English and French, produced in Canada mainly in the 1980s and 1990s. The approach is both cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, aiming at articulating Canadian differences through a comparison of anglophone and francophone cultures, illustrated by works treating some of the different groups which make up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Where are the voices coming from?
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2004
(OCoLC)643943811
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Coral Ann Howells
ISBN: 904201623X 9789042016231
OCLC Number: 56966998
Description: xxiii, 266 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Literature. 1. Stories of wilderness and settlement. Alice Munro's heritage narratives / Coral Ann Howells. Gabrielle Roy: La petite poule d'eau / Peter Noble --
2. History and its secrets: criminality and violence. Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace / Coral Ann Howells. Anne Hebert: Kamouraska and Les fous de bassan / Peter Noble --
3. Maritime gothic. Ann-Marie MacDonald: Fall on your knees / Coral Ann Howells. Antonine Maillet: Crache a pic and Mariaagelas / Peter Noble --
4. History and dispossession: First Nations writers. Bernard Assiniwi: Le bras-coupe / Peter Noble. Tomson Highway: Kiss of the fur queen / Coral Ann Howells --
5. Regine Robin: La Quebecoite / Peter Noble. Anne Michaels: Fugitive pieces / Coral Ann Howells --
pt. II. Film. 6. Stories of wilderness and settlement. Gilles Carle: Maria Chapdelaine / Tony Simons. Atom Egoyan: The sweet hereafter / David Hutchison --
7. History and its secrets: criminality and violence. Denys Arcand: Jesus de Montreal / Tony Simons. Phillip Borsos: The grey fox / David Hutchison --
8. Maritime gothic. Mort Ransen: Margaret's museum / Scott Henderson. Jacques Savoie: Massabielle / Tony Simons --
9. History and dispossession: First Nations themes. Alanis Obomsawin: Kanehsatake / Tony Simons. Vincent Ward: Map of the human heart / Scott Henderson --
10. Nomadism and history. Lea Pool: Anne Trister / Tony Simons. Ted Kotcheff: The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz / Scott Henderson.
Series Title: Cross/cultures, 73.
Other Titles: Canadian culture and the legacies of history
Responsibility: edited by Coral Ann Howells.

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"This collection of essays focuses on Canadian history and its legacies as represented in novels and films in English and French, produced in Canada mainly in the 1980s and 1990s. The approach is both cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, aiming at articulating Canadian differences through a comparison of anglophone and francophone cultures, illustrated by works treating some of the different groups which make up Canadian society - English-Canadian, Quebecois, Acadian, Native, and ethnic minorities. The emphasis is on the problematic representation of Canadianness, which is closely bound up with constructions of history and its legacies - dispossession, criminality, nomadism, Gothicism, the Maritime."--Jacket.

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"...a well-edited book...a notable contribution to the continuing discussion on the importance of Canada's past and its dialogic representation in literature and film." in: Anglistik, Vol. 18, No. 1, Read more...

 
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