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Other selves : animals in the Canadian literary imagination

Other selves : animals in the Canadian literary imagination

Author: Janice Anne Fiamengo
Publisher: Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 2007.
Series: Re-appraisals, Canadian writers, 31.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
Other Selves: Animals in the Canadian Literary Imagination begins with the premise, first suggested by Margaret Atwood in The Animals in That Country (1968), that animals have occupied a peculiarly central position in the Canadian imagination. Unlike the longer-settled countries of Europe or the more densely-populated United States, in Canada animals have always been the loved and feared co-inhabitants of this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Other selves.
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Anne Fiamengo
ISBN: 9780776617701 0776617702 9780776618500 0776618504
OCLC Number: 627218915
Description: 1 online resource (363 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
Contents: The Animals in This Country": Animals in the Canadian Literary Imagination / Janice Fiamengo --
pt. I. Reading Strategies for Animal Writing --
(B)othering the Theory: Approaching the Unapproachable in Bear and other Realistic Animal Narratives / Gwendolyn Guth --
"Ontological Applause": Metaphor and Homology in the Poetry of Don McKay / Susan Fisher --
"Drawn from Nature": Katherine Govier's Audubon and the Trauma of Extinction / Cynthia Sugars --
Lick me, Bite me, Hear me, Write me: Tracking Animals between Postcolonialism and Ecocriticism / Travis V. Mason --
Yann Martel's Life of Pi: Back in the World, or "The Story with Animals in the Better Story" / Jack Robinson --
pt. II. Animal Writers --
"So That Nothing May be Lost": Thomas McIlwraith's Birds of Ontario / Christoph Irmscher --
Marshall Saunders and the Urbanization of the Animal / Gwendolyn Davies --
Charles G.D. Robert's cosmic Animals: Aspects of "Mythticism" in Earth's Enigmas / Thomas Hodd --
St. Archie of the Wild: Grey Owl's Account of his "Natural" Conversion / Albert Braz --
"At War with Nature": Animals in Timothy Findley's The Wars / Peter Webb --
Fear, Friendship, and Delight: The appeal of Animals in the Children's Poetry of Dennis Lee / Greg Maillet --
pt. III. The Politics of Animal Representation --
When Elephants Weep: Reading The White Bone as a Sentimental Animal Story / Ella Soper-Jones --
"The Mania for Killing": Hunting and Collecting in Seton's The Arctic Prairies / Misao Dean --
The Politics of Hunting in Canadian women's Narratives of Travel / Wendy Roy --
National Species: Ecology, Allegory, and Indigeneity in the Wolf Stories of Roberts, Seton, and Mowat / Brian Johnson.
Series Title: Re-appraisals, Canadian writers, 31.
Responsibility: edited by Janice Fiamengo.
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Explores how and what the animals in this country have meant through all genres and periods of Canadian writing. This title tackles more than a century of writing, from 19th-century narrative of  Read more...


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"Other Selves makes a sustained contribution to the critical discourse of animals and literature." -- The Year's Work in English Studies "Other Selves: Animals in the Canadian Literary Imagination Read more...

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