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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature.

Author: Richard J J Lane
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge Concise Histories of Literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines:the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, and the Canadian immigrant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lane, Richard J.J.
Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J J Lane
ISBN: 9780203829585 0203829581 1280661054 9781280661051
OCLC Number: 797918665
Notes: The imperial idea in the local setting: Sarah Jeanette Duncan's: The Imperialist (1904).
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Maps; 1. Introduction: First Peoples and the colonial narratives ofCanadian literature; Overview; First Peoples and founding narratives; Negotiating contact; Naming culture: colonial interpretation, or, power-knowledge narratives; Cultural re-naming and the Indian Act; First stories --
textualization; European colonial historical narratives of conquest and warfare: "settlement" and trade to 1650; Multiple theatres of war: Canada and European empires. ""American" theatres of warColonial modes of power: the emerging nation after 1812; Religious and national differences between upper and lower Canada; Louis-Joseph Papineau and the Patriotes; William Lyon Mackenzie and radical reforming zeal; The Durham Report and Canadian Confederation; Countering colonial notions of "progress": Aboriginal literaryresistances; George Copway and early indigenous writers in English; Performing ethnicity: Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake); ""The Two Sisters": the textualized short story as a mediating device. The trope of incarceration: Aboriginal protest writing in the twentieth centuryConclusion; 2. Literatures of landscape and encounter: Canadian Romanticism andpastoral writing; Overview; Beginnings of a Canadian canon: Edward Hartley Dewart's: Selections from Canadian Poets (1864); Charles Sangster, Alexander McLachlan, and Charles Heavysege; The Confederation Poets; The Confederation Poets and the Canadian landscape; Inhabited nature; Conclusion; 3. A new nation: Prose fiction and the rise of the Canadian novelduring the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Overview. Double discourse and New World sensibilityStrategic sensibility in eighteenth-century female writing; The double image: the coquette and resemblance; The "re-structuring" of power in French and British Canada; New world aesthetics: Major John Richardson's: Wacousta (1832); The "man of feeling" and psychological space; The two cultures of Rosanna Leprohon's: Antoinette De Mirecourt (1864); An allegory of decline: William Kirby's: The Golden Dog (1877); Re-defining domesticity: immigration and gender politics in women's autobiographical settler narratives. Re-defining domestic space in the writing of Catherine Parr TraillSketches from the bush: the writing of Susanna Moodie; The rise of the Canadian popular novel and the role of the popular press; Resemblance and misrecognition in Catherine Beckwith Hart's: St. Ursula's Convent (1824); The first novel in Quebec: Philippe-Aubert de Gaspé's: The Influence of a Book (1837); From oral to print culture: humour and the picaresque in de Gaspé and Haliburton; Historical romance and: Les Anciens Canadiens (1863); Sublime community in New France.
Series Title: Routledge Concise Histories of Literature.

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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines:the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, and the Canadian immigrant experience critical themes such as landscape, ethnicity, orality, textuality, war and nationhood contemp.

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