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Title Is Canada postcolonial? : unsettling Canadian literature / edited by Laura Moss
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2003]


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Description viii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary How can postcolonialism be applied to Canadian literature? In all that has been written about postcolonialism, surprisingly little has specifically addressed the position of Canada, Canadian literature, or Canadian culture. Postcolonialism is a theory that has gained credence throughout the world; it is be productive to ask if and how we, as Canadians, participate in postcolonial debates. It is also vital to examine the ways in which Canada and Canadian culture fit into global discussions as our culture reflects how we interact with our neighbours, allies, and adversaries. This collection wrestles with the problems of situating Canadian literature in the ongoing debates about culture, identity, and globalization, and of applying the slippery term of postcolonialism to Canadian literature. The topics range in focus from discussions of specific literary works to general theoretical contemplations. The twenty-three articles in this collection grapple with the recurrent issues of postcolonialism -- including hybridity, collaboration, marginality, power, resistance, and historical revisionism -- from the vantage point of those working within Canada as writers and critics. While some seek to confirm the legitimacy of including Canadian literature in the discussions of postcolonialism, others challenge this very notion.--amazon
Notes Chiefly based on papers first presented at the Is Canada Postcolonial? conference, organized at the University of Manitoba, 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Carlos I, King of Portugal, 1863-1908.
Canadian literature -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism -- Congresses.
Canadian fiction -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Canadian fiction -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Moss, Laura
LC no. 59056761
ISBN 0889204160