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Title Gained ground : perspectives on Canadian and comparative North American studies / edited by Eva Gruber and Caroline Rosenthal
Published Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2018
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Series European studies in North American literature and culture
European studies in North American literature and culture.
Contents Mapping North America: comparative North American literature and its contexts / Bettina Mack -- The Scottish invention of Canadian literature: John Buchan in Canada / Silvia Mergenthal -- "Poetics of the Potent": Yann Martel's Life of Pi, Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and modes of transcreation / Jutta Ernst -- "Wanting to light out for tender tenantless territories": reading landscape in Robert Kroetsch's The hornbooks of Rita K (2001) and Mark Anthony Jarman's 19 knives (2000) / Claire Omhovere -- "Landscape-of-the-heart": transgenerational memory and relationality in Roy Kiyooka's Mothertalk: life stories of Mary Kiyoshi Kiyooka / Katja Sarkowsky -- Performing shame: theatrical motifs in the works of Alice Munro and Alison Bechdel / Marlene Goldman -- Timothy Findley's "Stones": names, symbols, and stories / Sherrill Grace -- Comparative North American opera: individualism and national identity / Michael and Linda Hutcheon -- "Who really lives there?": (meta-)tourism and the Canada Pavilion at Epcot / Florian Freitag -- Contact prints: reading Margaret Atwood's The door and the MaddAddam trilogy through the lens of photography / Julia Breitbach -- Cup-idity, or poetic larceny in transatlantic contexts: Margaret Atwood's "Stealing the hummingbird cup" / Shuli Barzilai -- Across the "Ocean of the page": Nischik and Kroetsch gaining ground / Aritha van Herk -- Reingard, Queen of the Night / Margaret Atwood
Summary "Since the elections of Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, unprecedented international attention is being drawn to the differences between the United States and Canada. This timely volume takes a close comparative look at the national imaginaries of the two countries. In its analyses of the two countries' cultural productions--literature, but also film, opera, and even theme parks--it follows the approach of Comparative North American Studies, which has been significantly advanced by Reingard M. Nischik's work over recent decades"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Comparative literature -- American and Candian
Comparative literature -- Canadian and American
Form Electronic book
Author Gruber, Eva, editor
Rosenthal, Caroline, 1969- editor
ISBN 1787443922 (electronic bk.)
9781787443921 (electronic bk.)