Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture

Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture

by Heinz Antor
     
 

This volume presents a series of in-depth studies of particular authors or specific aspects of Germany in Canadian literature and culture, present and past. Individual investigations resonate with each other, adding up to a larger picture of Canada's views

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Overview

This volume presents a series of in-depth studies of particular authors or specific aspects of Germany in Canadian literature and culture, present and past. Individual investigations resonate with each other, adding up to a larger picture of Canada's views on Germany and things German in all their richness, complexity and historical persistence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110176667
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Edition description:
Reprint 2015
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Heinz Antor holds a chair at the English Department of the University of Cologne, Germany.

Sylvia Brown and John Considine are Assistant Professors at the Department of English of the University of Alberta at Edmonton, USA.

Klaus Stierstorfer is Professor for English Literature at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
Occupying Landscape We Occupy Story We Occupy Landscape23
Diaspora and Settledness31
Voices From the Borderlands: The Problem of "Home" in the Oral Histories of German Expellees in Canada33
From Hungary to Germany to Canada: Gheorghiu's Twenty-Fifth Hour and Shifting Swabian Identities57
Martin Blecher: Tom Thomson's Murderer or Victim of Wartime Prejudice?91
Der deutsche Katholik in Kanada: An Approach to the Mentalite of German-Speaking Catholics in Canada through an Analysis of their Journal105
The Mennonite Experience in the Novels of Rudy Wiebe121
Dialectology, Storytelling, Memory: Jack Thiessen's Mennonite Dictionaries145
Jewish Experience and the Holocaust169
The Black Forest, the Unspeakable Nefas, and the Mountains of Galilee: Germany and Zionism in the Works of A. M. Klein171
Canadian Recontextualizations of a German Nightmare: Henry Kreisel's Betrayal (1964)195
"Flowers for Hitler": Leonard Cohen's Holocaust Poetry in the Context of Jewish and Jewish-Canadian Literature207
Views on the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Plays239
Literature and Cultural Exchange257
"The inability to mourn": the Post-war German Psyche in Mavis Gallant's Fiction259
Dividing and Reuniting Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters: The Black Motherline, Vergangenheitsbewaltigung Studies, and the Road Genre in Suzette Mayr's The Widows271
Acts of (Re-)Construction: Traces of Germany in Jane Urquhart's Novel The Stone Carvers295
Urquhart's Fairy Tale: The German Cultural Imaginary in The Stone Carvers319
Goethe's Faust in Canada, 1834-1970331
The New Canadian Embassy in Berlin343
List of Contributors365
Index369

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