Summary Book Review Wider Boundaries of Daring by Di Brandt:
Download or read book Wider Boundaries of Daring written by Di Brandt and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2011-09-08 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wider Boundaries of Daring: The Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women’s Poetry announces a bold revision of the genealogy of Canadian literary modernism by foregrounding the originary and exemplary contribution of women poets, critics, cultural activists, and experimental prose writers Dorothy Livesay, P.K. Page, Miriam Waddington, Phyllis Webb, Elizabeth Brewster, Jay Macpherson, Anne Wilkinson, Anne Marriott, and Elizabeth Smart. In the introduction, editor Di Brandt champions particularly the achievements of Livesay, Page, and Webb in setting the visionary parameters of Canadian and international literary modernism. The writers profiled in Wider Boundaries of Daring are the real founders of Canadian modernism, the contributors of this volume argue, both for their innovative aesthetic and literary experiments and for their extensive cultural activism. They founded literary magazines and writers’ groups, wrote newspaper columns, and created a new forum for intellectual debate on public radio. At the same time, they led busy lives as wives and mothers, social workers and teachers, editors and critics, and competed successfully with their male contemporaries in the public arena in an era when women were not generally encouraged to hold professional positions or pursue public careers. The acknowledgement of these writers’ formidable contribution to the development of modernism in Canada, and along with it “wider boundaries of daring” for women and other people previously disadvantaged by racial, ethnic, or religious identifications, has profound implications for the way we read and understand Canadian literary and cultural history and for the shape of both national and international modernisms.
Summary Book Review Women’s Writing in Canada by Patricia Demers:
Download or read book Women’s Writing in Canada written by Patricia Demers and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Now You Care written by Di Brandt and published by Coach House Books. This book was released on 2003 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of poetry, in which the author voices a passionate argument against environmental degradation and a plea for psychic transformation in our violent times. Tuned in to the toxic fallout of over-industrialization and war, these poems face the dark side of our postmodern climate with a language that doesn't give in.
Summary Book Review The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature by Richard J. Lane:
Download or read book The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature written by Richard J. Lane and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2012-04-27 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 contemporary debate on the canon, feminism, postcoloniality, queer theory, and cultural and ethnic diversity the work of canonical and lesser-known writers from Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie to Robert Service, Maria Campbell and Douglas Coupland. Written in an engaging and accessible style and offering a glossary, maps and further reading sections, this guidebook is a crucial resource for students working in the field of Canadian Literature.
Summary Book Review Comparative North American Studies by Reingard M. Nischik:
Download or read book Comparative North American Studies written by Reingard M. Nischik and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Merging selected approaches to Comparative North American Studies with detailed textual analyses, this book studies works of writers as diverse as Ernest Hemingway, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O'Brien, and Margaret Atwood. Topics include comparative approaches to the North American modernist short story, narratives of the Canada-US border, and North American reviews of Atwood's novels.
Summary Book Review After Identity by Robert Zacharias:
Download or read book After Identity written by Robert Zacharias and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For decades, the field of Mennonite literature has been dominated by the question of Mennonite identity. After Identity interrogates this prolonged preoccupation and explores the potential to move beyond it to a truly post-identity Mennonite literature. The twelve essays collected here view Mennonite writing as transitioning beyond a tradition concerned primarily with defining itself and its cultural milieu. What this means for the future of Mennonite literature and its attendant criticism is the question at the heart of this volume. Contributors explore the histories and contexts—as well as the gaps—that have informed and diverted the perennial focus on identity in Mennonite literature, even as that identity is reread, reframed, and expanded. After Identity is a timely reappraisal of the Mennonite literature of Canada and the United States at the very moment when that literature seems ready to progress into a new era. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Ervin Beck, Di Brandt, Daniel Shank Cruz, Jeff Gundy, Ann Hostetler, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Royden Loewen, Jesse Nathan, Magdalene Redekop, Hildi Froese Tiessen, and Paul Tiessen.
Summary Book Review Translocated Modernisms by Emily Ballantyne:
Download or read book Translocated Modernisms written by Emily Ballantyne and published by University of Ottawa Press. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translocated Modernisms is a collection of ten chapters partitioned into sections and framed by an introduction by the editors and a coda by Kit Dobson, which is interested in those who thronged to the vibrant streets, cafés, and salons of Montparnasse, those who stayed such as Brion Gysin and Mavis Gallant, those who returned “home” such as Morley Callaghan, John Glassco, David Silverberg, and Sheila Watson, and those who galvanized local cultural practices by appropriating and translating them from elsewhere. While for some Paris becomes a permanent home, for others, it is simply a temporary excursion which can last for months, or for many years. The collection opens up the Lost Generation to include multiple generations and broadens its ambit to encompass modernist writers placed under erasure by dominant narratives of Anglo-American modernism. Instead of limiting the category to a single group based on a collective identity, this volume considers lost generations as a particular type of modernist identity attributable to multiple and disparate collectivities. These lost generations include those excluded from canonical narrativizations of expatriate modernisms, among which we spy the glimmer of other modernists living in the shadows of luminaries long recognized in the Anglo-American tradition.
Summary Book Review The Routledge Introduction to Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Canadian Poetry by Erin Wunker:
Download or read book The Routledge Introduction to Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Canadian Poetry written by Erin Wunker and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-11-21 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When asked the question "what is the power of poetry?," writer Ian Williams said "poetry punctures the surface." Williams' statement—that poetry matters and that it does something—is at the heart of this book. Building from this core idea that poetry perforates the everyday to give greater range to our lives and our thinking, the practical and pedagogical aim of this book is twofold: the first aim is to provide students with an introduction to the key cultural, political, and historical events that inform twentieth- and twenty-first-century Canadian poetry; and to familiarize those same readers with poetic movements, trends, and forms of the same time period. This book addresses the aesthetic and social contexts of Canadian poetry written in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: it models for its readers the critical and theoretical discourses needed to understand the contexts of literary production in Canada. Put differently, readers need a sense of the "where" and "how" of poetic production to help situate them in the "what" of poetry itself. In addition to offering a historically contextualized overview of the significant movements, developments, and poets of this time period, this book also familiarizes readers with key moments of reflection and rupture, such as the effects of economic and ecological crisis, global conflicts, and debates around appropriation of culture. This book is built on the premise that poetry in Canada does not happen outside of political, social, and cultural contexts.
Summary Book Review Trans/acting Culture, Writing, and Memory by Eva C. Karpinski:
Download or read book Trans/acting Culture, Writing, and Memory written by Eva C. Karpinski and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2013-10-30 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trans/acting Culture, Writing, and Memory is a collection of essays written in honour of Barbara Godard, one of the most original and wide-ranging literary critics, theorists, teachers, translators, and public intellectuals Canada has ever produced. The contributors, both established and emerging scholars, extend Godard’s work through engagements with her published texts in the spirit of creative interchange and intergenerational relay of ideas. Their essays resonate with Godard’s innovative scholarship situated at the intersection of such fields as literary studies, cultural studies, translation studies, feminist theory, arts criticism, social activism, institutional analysis, and public memory. In pursuit of unexpected linkages and connections, the essays venture beyond generic and disciplinary borders, zeroing in on Godard’s transdisciplinary practice that has been extremely influential in the way that it framed questions and modeled interventions for the study of Canadian, Québécois, and Acadian literatures and cultures. The authors work with the archives ranging from Canadian government policies and documents, to publications concerning white supremacist organizations in Southern Ontario, online materials from a Toronto-based transgender arts festival, a photographic mural installation commemorating the Montreal Massacre, and the works of such writers and artists as Marie Clements, Nicole Brossard, France Daigle, Nancy Huston, Yvette Nolan, Gail Scott, Denise Desautels, Louise Warren, Rebecca Belmore, Vera Frenkel, Robert Lepage, and Janet Cardiff.
Summary Book Review The Moon with Mars in Her Arms by Carolyn Zonailo:
Download or read book The Moon with Mars in Her Arms written by Carolyn Zonailo and published by Ekstasis Editions. This book was released on 2006 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compelling new volume from one of Canada's most esteemed voices in poetry, the moon with mars in her arms is an important work delving deep into the heart of life, death and rebirth. Starting from Jungian archetypes, Zonailo combines the personal and the universal to evoke eternal truths of the human condition in language both sensual and spare.
Summary Book Review The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature by R. Nischik:
Download or read book The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature written by R. Nischik and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-08-07 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A first of its kind, The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature provides an overview of Comparative North American Literature, a cutting-edge discipline. Contributors make important interventions into multiculturalism in North America and into U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada border literatures.
Summary Book Review Public Poetics by Bart Vautour:
Download or read book Public Poetics written by Bart Vautour and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2015-06-08 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Public Poetics is a collection of essays and poems that address some of the most pressing issues of the discipline in the twenty-first century. The collection brings together fifteen original essays addressing “publics,” “poetry,” and “poetics” from the situated space of Canada while simultaneously troubling the notion of the nation as a stable term. It asks hard questions about who and what count as “publics” in Canada. Critical essays stand alongside poetry as visual and editorial reminders of the cross-pollination required in thinking through both poetry and poetics. Public Poetics is divided into three thematic sections. The first contains essays surveying poetics in the present moment through the lens of the public/private divide, systematic racism in Canada, the counterpublic, feminist poetics, and Canadian innovations on postmodern poetics. The second section contains author-specific studies of public poets. The final section contains essays that use innovative renderings of “poetics” as a means of articulating alternative communities and practices. Each section is paired with a collection of original poetry by ten contemporary Canadian poets. This collection attends to the changing landscape of critical discourse around poetry and poetics in Canada, and will be of use to teachers and students of poetry and poetics.
Summary Book Review Comrades and Critics by Candida Rifkind:
Download or read book Comrades and Critics written by Candida Rifkind and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comrades and Critics is the first full-length study of Canada's 1930s literary left.
Summary Book Review Sharing the Past by J.A. Weingarten:
Download or read book Sharing the Past written by J.A. Weingarten and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sharing the Past is an unprecedentedly detailed account of the intertwining discourses of Canadian history and creative literature. When social history emerged as its own field of study in the 1960s, it promised new stories that would bring readers away from the elite writing of academics and closer to the everyday experiences of people. Yet, the academy's continued emphasis on professional distance and objectivity made it difficult for historians to connect with the experiences of those about whom they wrote, and those same emphases made it all but impossible for non-academic experts to be institutionally recognized as historians. Drawing on interviews and new archival materials to construct a history of Canadian poetry written since 1960, Sharing the Past argues that the project of social history has achieved its fullest expression in lyric poetry, a genre in which personal experiences anchor history. Developing this genre since 1960, Canadian poets have provided an inclusive model for a truly social history that indiscriminately shares the right to speak authoritatively of the past.
Summary Book Review Making Canada New by Dean Irvine:
Download or read book Making Canada New written by Dean Irvine and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2017-01-01 with total page 415 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of the connections between modernist writers and editorial activities, Making Canada New draws links among new and old media, collaborative labour, emergent scholars and scholarships, and digital modernisms. In doing so, the collection reveals that renovating modernisms does not need to depend on the fabrication of completely new modes of scholarship. Rather, it is the repurposing of already existing practices and combining them with others - whether old or new, print or digital - that instigates a process of continuous renewal. Critical to this process of renewal is the intermingling of print and digital research methods and the coordination of more popular modes of literary scholarship with less frequented ones, such as bibliography, textual studies, and editing. Making Canada New tracks the editorial renovation of modernism as a digital phenomenon while speaking to the continued production of print editions.
Summary Book Review Religion,Culture and the State by Howard Adelman:
Download or read book Religion,Culture and the State written by Howard Adelman and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011-04-09 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Canadian principle of reasonable accommodation demands that the cultural majority make certain concessions to the needs of minority groups if these concessions will not cause 'undue hardship.' This principle has caused much debate in Quebec, particularly over issues of language, Muslim head coverings, and religious symbols such as the kirpan (traditional Sikh dagger). In 2007, Quebec Premier Jean Charest commissioned historian and sociologist Gérard Bouchard and philosopher and political scientist Charles Taylor to co-chair a commission that would investigate the limits of reasonable accommodation in that province. Religion, Culture, and the State addresses reasonable accommodation from legal, political, and anthropological perspectives. Using the 2008 Bouchard-Taylor Report as their point of departure, the contributors contextualize the English and French Canadian experiences of multiculturalism and diversity through socio-historical analysis, political philosophy, and practical comparisons to other jurisdictions. Timely and engaging, Religion, Culture, and the State is a valuable resource in the discussion of religious pluralism in Canadian society.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets by Carolyn Sharp:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets written by Carolyn Sharp and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 726 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Latter Prophets--Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Book of the Twelve--comprise a fascinating collection of prophetic oracles, narratives, and vision reports from ancient Israel and Judah. Spanning centuries and showing evidence of compositional growth and editorial elaboration over time, these prophetic books offer an unparalleled view into the cultural norms, theological convictions, and political disputes of Israelite communities caught in the maelstrom of militarized conflicts with the empires of ancient Egypt, Babylonia, and Persia. Instructive for scholar and student alike, The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets features wide-ranging discussion of ancient Near Eastern social and cultic contexts; exploration of focused topics such as the persona of the prophet and the problem of violence in prophetic rhetoric; sophisticated historical and literary analysis of key prophetic texts; issues in reception history, from these texts' earliest reinterpretations at Qumran to Christian appropriations in contemporary homiletics; feminist, materialist, and postcolonial readings engaging the insights of influential contemporary theorists; and more. The diversity of interpretive approaches, clarity of presentation, and breadth of expertise represented here will make this Handbook indispensable for research and teaching on the Latter Prophets.