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Howells, Coral Ann

Works: 35 works in 240 publications in 2 languages and 7,389 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fantasy fiction  Dystopian fiction  Dystopias  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PR9199.3.A8, 813.54
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Publications about Coral Ann Howells
Publications by Coral Ann Howells
Most widely held works by Coral Ann Howells
Margaret Atwood by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,810 libraries worldwide
Margaret Atwood is one of the most popular and enduring literary novelists of the late twentieth century. This introduction covers Atwood's work from the 1970s to the present, drawing out her recurring themes of Canadian identity and the wilderness, the representation of women and female bodies and history and its narration
Love, mystery, and misery : feeling in Gothic fiction by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
The current Gothic revival in literature and film encourages us to look again to the earliest Gothic novels written beween 1790 and 1820, when Gothic was the most popular kind of fiction in England. Dr. Howells proposes a radical reassessment of these novels to emphasize their importance as experiments in imaginative writing. Her object, the study of feeling, is central to Gothic, for its spell consists in the feelings it arouses and exercises. As pseudo-historical fantasy, Gothic fiction embodies contemporary neuroses, especially sexual fears and repressions, which run right through it and ar
The Cambridge companion to Margaret Atwood by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
This book provides a critical account of Atwood's writing across the wide range of genres within which she has worked for the past forty years, while paying attention to her Canadian cultural context and the multiple dimensions of her celebrity. The main concern is with Atwood the writer, but there is also Atwood the media star and public performer, cultural critic, environmentalist and human rights spokeswoman, social and political satirist, and mythmaker. This immensely varied profile is addressed in a series of chapters which cover biographical, textual, and contextual issues. The Introduction contains an analysis of dominant trends in Atwood criticism since the 1970s, while the essays by twelve leading international Atwood critics represent the wide range of different perspectives in current Atwood scholarship
Alice Munro by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
This study of the work of Alice Munro explores the appeal of her fictions of small-town Canada with their precise attention to social surfaces and their fascination with local gossip and scandal
Private and fictional words : Canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era. Coral Ann Howells argues that Canadian women's fiction throughout the period of study represents how the Canadian cultural identity exceeds its geographical limits, and those traditional structures of patriarchal authority need revision if women's alternative views are to be taken into account. Includin
Jean Rhys by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
12 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of Canadian literature ( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
From Aboriginal writing to Margaret Atwood, this is a complete English-language history of Canadian writing in English and French from its beginnings. The multi-authored volume pays special attention to works from the 1960s and after, to multicultural and Indigenous writing, popular literature, and the interaction of anglophone and francophone cultures throughout Canadian history. Established genres such as fiction, drama and poetry are discussed alongside forms of writing which have traditionally received less attention, such as
Contemporary Canadian women's fiction : refiguring identities by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
"This book charts the significant changes in contemporary Canada's literary profile since the mid-1990s, within a context of the new national rhetoric of multiculturalism. By looking closely at a representative range of fictions in English by women from a variety of ethnocultural backgrounds, Coral Ann Howells examines the complexities embedded within Canadian identity. What does "Refiguring Identities" mean for these writers, given their individual agendas and the multiple affiliations of any woman's identity construction? All these writers are engaged in rewriting history across generations, and Howells argues that women's fiction negotiates new possibilities for cultural change, introducing more heterogeneous narratives of identity in multicultural Canada."--Jacket
Narrative strategies in Canadian literature : feminism and postcolonialism ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
The Handmaid's Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best
Where are the voices coming from? : Canadian culture and the legacies of history ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
"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
Margaret Atwood, the Handmaid's Tale : notes by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
York Notes
Margaret Atwood : the shape-shifter ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Canadian signatures in the feminine by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The Kentish town packet by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The Oxford history of the novel in English. Volume 12: The novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific since 1950 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This volume offers a comprehensive account of the production of English language novels and related prose fiction since 1950 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. After the Second World War, the rise of cultural nationalism in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and movements towards independence in the Pacific islands, together with the turn toward multiculturalism and transnationalism in the postcolonial world, has called into question the standard national frames for literary history. This has resulted in an increasing recognition of formerly marginalised peoples and a repositioning of these national literatures in a world literary context. This multi-authored volume explores the implications of such radical change through its focus on the novel and the short story, which model the crises in evolving narratives of nationhood and the reinvention of postcolonial identities. The constant interplay between national and regional specificity and transnational linkages is mirrored in the structure of this volume, where parallel sections on national literatures are situated within a broadly inclusive comparative framework. Shifting socio-political and cultural contexts and their effects on novels and novelists, together with shifts in literary genres (realism, modernism, the Gothic, postmodernism) are traced across these different regions. Attention is given not only to major authors but also to Indigenous and multicultural fiction , children's and young adult novels, and popular fiction. A significant feature of this volume is its extensive treatment of the novel in the South Pacific. Chapters on book publishing, critical reception, and literary histories for all four areas are included in this innovative presentation of a TransPacific postcolonial history of the novel
Kenburijjiban kanada bungakushi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Private and fictional words (routledge revivals): canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s by Coral Ann Howells( Book )
2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Love : Feeling in Gothic Fiction by Coral Ann Howells( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Howells, Coral A.
Howells, Coral A. 1939-
ハウエルズ, コーラル・アン
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Japanese (2)
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