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Gained ground : perspectives on Canadian and comparative North American studies

Author: Eva Gruber; Caroline Rosenthal
Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2018. ©2018
Series: European studies in North American literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the elections of Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, unprecedented international attention is being drawn to the differences between the United States and Canada. This timely volume takes a close comparative look at the national imaginaries of the two countries. In its analyses of the two countries' cultural productions--literature, but also film, opera, and even theme parks--it follows the approach of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Gruber; Caroline Rosenthal
ISBN: 9781571134240 1571134247
OCLC Number: 1038247532
Description: vi, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mapping North America: comparative North American literature and its contexts / Bettina Mack --
The Scottish invention of Canadian literature: John Buchan in Canada / Silvia Mergenthal --
"Poetics of the Potent": Yann Martel's Life of Pi, Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and modes of transcreation / Jutta Ernst --
"Wanting to light out for tender tenantless territories": reading landscape in Robert Kroetsch's The hornbooks of Rita K (2001) and Mark Anthony Jarman's 19 knives (2000) / Claire Omhovere --
"Landscape-of-the-heart": transgenerational memory and relationality in Roy Kiyooka's Mothertalk: life stories of Mary Kiyoshi Kiyooka / Katja Sarkowsky --
Performing shame: theatrical motifs in the works of Alice Munro and Alison Bechdel / Marlene Goldman --
Timothy Findley's "Stones": names, symbols, and stories / Sherrill Grace --
Comparative North American opera: individualism and national identity / Michael and Linda Hutcheon --
"Who really lives there?": (meta-)tourism and the Canada Pavilion at Epcot / Florian Freitag --
Contact prints: reading Margaret Atwood's The door and the MaddAddam trilogy through the lens of photography / Julia Breitbach --
Cup-idity, or poetic larceny in transatlantic contexts: Margaret Atwood's "Stealing the hummingbird cup" / Shuli Barzilai --
Across the "Ocean of the page": Nischik and Kroetsch gaining ground / Aritha van Herk --
Reingard, Queen of the Night / Margaret Atwood.
Series Title: European studies in North American literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Eva Gruber and Caroline Rosenthal.

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Compares the cultural productions of Canada and the US - literature, but also film, opera, and even theme parks - providing a reassessment of Canadian Studies within a comparative framework.  Read more...

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