Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary

Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary

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by Marta Dvorak, Manina Jones
     
 

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Claiming the "ordinary" and "extra-ordinary" as critical categories, contributors to this volume explore the philosophical and literary import of Carol Shields's writing, its complex play with genre and narrative technique, its re-valuing of domesticity and gendered perspective, and the social critique implicit in its gentle satirical impulses.

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Claiming the "ordinary" and "extra-ordinary" as critical categories, contributors to this volume explore the philosophical and literary import of Carol Shields's writing, its complex play with genre and narrative technique, its re-valuing of domesticity and gendered perspective, and the social critique implicit in its gentle satirical impulses.

Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary begins with a previously unpublished article by Shields. In the essays that follow, international scholars employ a variety of theories and methodologies to analyse her work, including narrative theory, cultural criticism, feminist analysis, psychoanalytic approaches, tropological explication, theories of authorship, and ficto-criticism, demonstrating that Shields's writing represents a genuine revision of literary realism in which the ordinary is subject to contemplation, not just celebration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773532205
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
04/19/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Marta Dvorák is professor, Canadian and Commonwealth literatures, Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Manina Jones is associate professor, English, University of Western Ontario.

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