The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature

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 Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature

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 of Canadian 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 to Indigenous 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
Language: en
Pages: 992
Authors: Cynthia Sugars
Categories: Authors, Canadian
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-04 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions
Language: en
Pages: 736
Authors: Waïl S. Hassan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject to date. In scope, the book encompasses the genesis of the Arabic novel in the second half of the nineteenth century and its development to the present in every Arabic-speaking country and in Arab immigrant
The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John C. Courtney, David E. Smith
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Canada officially achieved legislative autonomy in 1931 and has since developed into one of the world's most prosperous democracies. Though its political system is widely commended for its stability and fairness, it is nonetheless extremely complex. Particularly within the past five decades, Canada has undergone a vast social and political
The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: James H. Cox, Daniel Heath Justice
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-31 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American
Narrating Citizenship and Belonging in Anglophone Canadian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Katja Sarkowsky
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-27 - Publisher: Springer

This book examines how concepts of citizenship have been negotiated in Anglophone Canadian literature since the 1970s. Katja Sarkowsky argues that literary texts conceptualize citizenship as political “co-actorship” and as cultural “co-authorship” (Boele van Hensbroek), using citizenship as a metaphor of ambivalent affiliations within and beyond Canada. In its exploration