Recalling Early Canada: Reading the Political in Literary and Cultural Production

Recalling Early Canada: Reading the Political in Literary and Cultural Production

by Jennifer Blair
     
 
ReCalling Early Canada is the first substantial collection of essays to focus on the production of Canadian literary and cultural works prior to WWI. Reflecting an emerging critical interest in the literary past, the authors seek to retrieve the early repertoire available to Canadian readers—fiction and poetry certainly, but family letters, photographs,

Overview

ReCalling Early Canada is the first substantial collection of essays to focus on the production of Canadian literary and cultural works prior to WWI. Reflecting an emerging critical interest in the literary past, the authors seek to retrieve the early repertoire available to Canadian readers—fiction and poetry certainly, but family letters, photographs, journalism, and captivity narratives are also investigated. Filling a significant gap in Canadian criticism, the authors demonstrate that to recall the past is not only to shape it, but also to reshape the present. This fresh interest in the cultural past, informed by new approaches to historical inquiry, has resulted in a unique and diverse investigation of more than two centuries of a little known “early Canada.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888644435
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
University of Alberta Press Currents Series
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Coleman is Professor of Canadian Literature and Canada Research Chair in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.

Lorraine York teaches Canadian literature at McMaster University. She has written books on Timothy Findley, Canadian fiction and photography, women’s collaborative writing, and has edited a book of essays on Margaret Atwood. She is currently finishing a book on Canadian literary celebrity.

Jennifer Blair is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at McMaster University. Her dissertation explores the connections between literature and architecture in nineteenth-century Canadian texts. She completed her BA and MA at the University of Guelph.

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