Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future: Recent Generations of Canadian Women Writing

Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future: Recent Generations of Canadian Women Writing

by Karen McPherson
     
 

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In Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future, McPherson explores the memory work, alternative historiographies, and feminist aesthetics by which women writers revisit the past and reimagine the future. Grounded within critical discourses across many discplines, McPherson's analysis engages contemporary discussions about autobiographical genres, post-modern historiographies

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In Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future, McPherson explores the memory work, alternative historiographies, and feminist aesthetics by which women writers revisit the past and reimagine the future. Grounded within critical discourses across many discplines, McPherson's analysis engages contemporary discussions about autobiographical genres, post-modern historiographies, memoirs, and literary genealogies.

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"While McPherson's book offers important insights to the scholar, it will also be of interest to the non-expert. The book is very well researched: just the careful and extensive discussion of the literature (in the broad sense) on memory is very valuable. McPherson mentions that she spent 10 years writing the book, and I can believe that 10 years were needed to produce a volume of such knowledge and insight." American Review of Canadian Studies

"McPherson is, simply put, a gifted, supple critic who makes us want to read (or reread) the novels she examines with such warmth and depth of understanding. Both students and scholars of Canadian and Quebec women's literature will find in McPherson's wor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773560222
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Karen McPherson is associate professor of French, University of Oregon, president of the Conseil International d'Études Francophones, and author of Incriminations: Guilty Women/Telling Stories.

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