The Resource National plots : historical fiction and changing ideas of Canada, edited by Andrea Cabajsky and Brett Josef Grubisic

National plots : historical fiction and changing ideas of Canada, edited by Andrea Cabajsky and Brett Josef Grubisic

Label
National plots : historical fiction and changing ideas of Canada
Title
National plots
Title remainder
historical fiction and changing ideas of Canada
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrea Cabajsky and Brett Josef Grubisic
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""National Plots is a vital contribution to the ongoing critical discussion about historical fiction in Canadian literature and broadens the dialogue by including both critics well established in the field and emergent voices." Manina Jones, Department of English, University of Western Ontario, co-editor with Marta Dvorak of Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary (2007)" "Fiction that reconsiders, challenges, reshapes, and/or upholds national narratives of history has long been an integral aspect of Canadian literature. Works by writers of historical fiction---from early practitioners such as John Richardson to contemporary figures such as Alice Munro and George Elliott Clarke---propose new views and understandings of Canadian history and individual relationships to it. Critical evaluation of these works sheds light on the complexity of these depictions." "The contributors to National Plots: Historical Fiction and Changing Ideas of Canada critically examine texts with subject matter ranging from George Vancouver's west-coast explorations to the eradication of the Beothuk in Newfoundland. Reflecting diverse methodologies and theoretical approaches, the essays seek to explicate depictions of "the historical" in individual texts and to explore larger questions relating to historical fiction as a genre with complex and divergent political motivations and goals. Although the topics of the essays vary widely, the collection as a whole raises (and answers) questions about the significance of the roles historical fiction has played within Canadian culture for nearly two centuries."--BOOK JACKET
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
C813/.081
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9192.6.H5
LC item number
N38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grubisic, Brett Josef
  • Cabajsky, Andrea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, Canadian, in literature
  • Historical fiction, Canadian (English)
  • Roman historique canadien-anglais
  • Caractéristiques nationales
Label
National plots : historical fiction and changing ideas of Canada, edited by Andrea Cabajsky and Brett Josef Grubisic
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Orange Devil: Thomas Scott and the Canadian Historical Novel
  • Albert Braz
  • State of Shock: History and Crisis in Hugh MacLennan's Barometer Rising
  • Robert David Stacey
  • "And They May Get it Wrong, After All": Reading Alice Munro's "Meneseteung"
  • Tracy Ware
  • PART TWO.
  • UNCONVENTIONAL VOICES: FICTION VERSUS RECORDED HISTORY
  • Windigo Killing: Joseph Boyden's Three Day Road
  • Herb Wyile
  • Historical Fiction and Changing Ideas of Canada
  • Telling a Better Story: History, Fiction, and Rhetoric in George Copway's Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation
  • Shelley Hulan
  • Racialization of Canadian History: African-Canadian Fiction, 1990-2005
  • Pilar Cuder-Dominguez
  • Turning the Tables
  • Aritha van Herk
  • PART THREE.
  • LITERARY HISTORIES, REGIONAL CONTEXTS
  • "To Free Itself, and Find Itself": Writing a History for the Prairie West
  • Claire Campbell
  • Brett Josef Grubisic
  • "Old Lost Land": Loss in Newfoundland Historical Fiction
  • Paul Chafe
  • Imagining Vancouvers: Burning Water, Ana Historic, and the Literary (Un) Settling of the Pacific Coast
  • Owen Percy
  • Too Little Geography; Too Much History: Writing the Balance in "Meneseteung"
  • Dennis Duffy
  • PART ONE.
  • USABLE PAST? NEW QUESTIONS, NEW DIRECTIONS
  • "A Trading Shop So Crooked a Man Could Jump through the Cracks": Counting the Cost of Fred Stenson's Trade in the Hudson's Bay Company Archive
  • Kathleen Venema
  • Past Lives: Aimee Laberge's Where the River Narrows and the Transgenerational Gene Pool
  • Cynthia Sugars
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 252 p.
Isbn
9781554580613
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2134097-01umb_inst
  • 2210241
  • (Sirsi) i9781554580613
  • (OCoLC)502633537
Label
National plots : historical fiction and changing ideas of Canada, edited by Andrea Cabajsky and Brett Josef Grubisic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Orange Devil: Thomas Scott and the Canadian Historical Novel
  • Albert Braz
  • State of Shock: History and Crisis in Hugh MacLennan's Barometer Rising
  • Robert David Stacey
  • "And They May Get it Wrong, After All": Reading Alice Munro's "Meneseteung"
  • Tracy Ware
  • PART TWO.
  • UNCONVENTIONAL VOICES: FICTION VERSUS RECORDED HISTORY
  • Windigo Killing: Joseph Boyden's Three Day Road
  • Herb Wyile
  • Historical Fiction and Changing Ideas of Canada
  • Telling a Better Story: History, Fiction, and Rhetoric in George Copway's Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation
  • Shelley Hulan
  • Racialization of Canadian History: African-Canadian Fiction, 1990-2005
  • Pilar Cuder-Dominguez
  • Turning the Tables
  • Aritha van Herk
  • PART THREE.
  • LITERARY HISTORIES, REGIONAL CONTEXTS
  • "To Free Itself, and Find Itself": Writing a History for the Prairie West
  • Claire Campbell
  • Brett Josef Grubisic
  • "Old Lost Land": Loss in Newfoundland Historical Fiction
  • Paul Chafe
  • Imagining Vancouvers: Burning Water, Ana Historic, and the Literary (Un) Settling of the Pacific Coast
  • Owen Percy
  • Too Little Geography; Too Much History: Writing the Balance in "Meneseteung"
  • Dennis Duffy
  • PART ONE.
  • USABLE PAST? NEW QUESTIONS, NEW DIRECTIONS
  • "A Trading Shop So Crooked a Man Could Jump through the Cracks": Counting the Cost of Fred Stenson's Trade in the Hudson's Bay Company Archive
  • Kathleen Venema
  • Past Lives: Aimee Laberge's Where the River Narrows and the Transgenerational Gene Pool
  • Cynthia Sugars
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 252 p.
Isbn
9781554580613
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2134097-01umb_inst
  • 2210241
  • (Sirsi) i9781554580613
  • (OCoLC)502633537

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