The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature

Hardcover | November 4, 2015

byCynthia Sugars

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The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature provides a broad-ranging introduction to some of the key critical fields, genres, and periods in Canadian literary studies. The essays in this volume, written by prominent theorists in the field, reflect the plurality of critical perspectives,regional and historical specializations, and theoretical positions that constitute the field of Canadian literary criticism across a range of genres and historical periods. The volume provides a dynamic introduction to current areas of critical interest, including (1) attention to the links between the literary and the public sphere, encompassing such topics as neoliberalism, trauma and memory, citizenship, material culture, literary prizes, disability studies,literature and history, digital cultures, globalization studies, and environmentalism or ecocriticism; (2) interest in Indigenous literatures and settler-Indigenous relations; (3) attention to multiple diasporic and postcolonial contexts within Canada; (4) interest in the institutionalization ofCanadian literature as a discipline; (5) a turn towards book history and literary history, with a renewed interest in early Canadian literature; (6) a growing interest in articulating the affective character of the "literary" - including an interest in affect theory, mourning, melancholy, haunting,memory, and autobiography. The book represents a diverse array of interests - from the revival of early Canadian writing, to the continued interest in Indigenous, regional, and diasporic traditions, to more recent discussions of globalization, market forces, and neoliberalism. It includes a distinct section dedicated toIndigenous literatures and traditions, as well as a section that reflects on the discipline of Canadian literature as a whole.

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The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature provides a broad-ranging introduction to some of the key critical fields, genres, and periods in Canadian literary studies. The essays in this volume, written by prominent theorists in the field, reflect the plurality of critical perspectives,regional and historical specializations, and theore...

Cynthia Sugars is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:944 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:November 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsCynthia Sugars: IntroductionPart I: Reflections on the Discipline1. Frank Davey: Constructing "Canadian Literature": A Retrospective2. Adam Carter: National Literature, Canadian Criticism, and National Character3. Richard Cavell: Remembering Canada: The Politics of Cultural Memory4. Lorraine York: Canadian Celebrity Authorship Moves On5. Kit Dobson and Erin Wunker: Towards a Planetary Poetics: Canadian Poetries after Globalization6. Imre Szeman and Andrew Pendakis: Cultural Studies in Canada: Past, Present, and FuturePart II: Indigenous Literatures and Contexts7. Emma LaRocque: Contemporary M.tis Literature: Resistance, Roots, Innovation8. Jonathan Dewar: From Profound Silences to Ethical Practices: Aboriginal Writing and Reconciliation9. Deanna Reder: Indigenous Autobiography in Canada: Uncovering Intellectual Traditions10. Taqralik Partridge and Keavy Martin: "What Inuit Will Think": Taqralik Partridge and Keavy Martin Talk Inuit Literature11. Julia Emberley: In/Hospitable "Aboriginalities" in Contemporary Indigenous Women's WritingPart III: Literary Periods and Genres12. Jennifer Brown and Frieda Klippenstein: Reading, Writing, and Speaking of Contact: Explorations from Both Sides13. Andrea Cabajsky: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century French-Canadian Literature14. Janice Fiamengo: English-Canadian Narratives of Settlement15. D.M.R. Bentley: British Poets, Classical Myths, Canadian Locations16. Tracy Ware: Cosmopolitan Nationalism: Canadian Literature of the Confederation Period, 1867-191417. J.A. Weingarten: Modernist Poetry in Canada, 1920-196018. Carole Gerson: Mid-Century Modernity and Fiction by Women, 1920-195019. Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith: Mainstream Magazines: Home and Mobility20. Craig Walker: Canadian Drama and the Nationalist Impulse21. Ian Rae: The Stratford Festival and Canadian Cultural Nationalism22. David Leahy: The Not So Quiet, Nor Short, Revolution Tranquille23. Alexander MacLeod: The Canadian Short Story in English: Aesthetic Agency, Social Change, and the Shifting Canon24. Cynthia Sugars: The English-Canadian Novel: Counter-Memory and the Claims of History, 1950-200025. Tanis MacDonald: Fracture Mechanics: Canadian Poetry since 196026. Lucie Joubert: Humour and Irony in Quebec Women's Writing, 1970-2010: Taking the Pulse of a Resistance27. Kate Eichhorn: The Digital Turn in Canadian and Quebecois LiteraturePart IV: Intra-National Perspectives and Traditions28. Lily Cho: Diasporic Citizenship and De-Formations of Citizenship29. David Chariandy: Black Canadian Literature: Fieldwork and "Post-Race"30. Eleanor Ty: (East and Southeast) Asian Canadian Literature: The Strange and the Familiar31. Mariam Pirbhai: South-Asian Canadian "Geographies of Voice": Flagging New Critical Mappings32. Norman Ravvin: You Say You've OD'd on Leonard Cohen: Canadian Jewish Writers, Celebrity, and the Mainstream33. Marie CarriPre and Catherine Khordoc: For Better or for Worse: Revisiting ecriture migrante in Quebec34. Elizabeth F. Dahab: On the Poetics of Arab-Canadian Literature in French and English35. Tony Tremblay: "People are made of places": Perspectives on Region in Atlantic-Canadian Literature36. Paul Chafe: "If I were a rugged beauty . . .": Contemporary Newfoundland Fiction37. Alison Calder: Retracing Prairie Literature38. Nicholas Bradley: Canadian Literature on the Pacific CoastPart V: Critical Fields and New Directions39. Pamela Banting: Ecocriticism in Canada40. Diana Brydon and Bruno Cornellier: Canadian Postcolonialisms41. Renee Hulan: Reading Historiography and Historical Fiction in Twentieth-Century Canada42. Eli MacLaren: Canadian Book History43. Julie Rak: Canadian Auto/biography: Life Writing, Biography, and Memoir44. Deirdre Baker: Canadian Children's Literature in English45. Cecily Devereux: Canadian Feminist Literary Criticism and Theory in the "Second Wave"46. Terry Goldie and Lee Frew: Gay and Lesbian Literature in Canada47. Sally Chivers: Survival of the Fittest: CanLit and Disability48. Herb Wyile: Canadian Literature in the Neoliberal Era