Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary

Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary

by Marta Dvorak
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Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary by Marta Dvorak

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Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary begins with a previously unpublished article by Shields.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.

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ISBN-13: 9780773560307
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 04/19/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About 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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