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The Canadian Modernists Meet
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The Canadian Modernists Meet is a collection of new critical essays on major and rediscovered Canadian writers of the early to mid-twentieth century. F.R. Scott's well-known poem 'The Canadian Authors Meet' sets the theme for the volume: a revisiting of English Canada's formative movements in modernist poetry, fiction, and drama. As did Scott's poem, Dean Irvine's collection raises questions - about modernism and antimodernism, nationalism and antinationalism, gender and class, originality and influence - that remain central to contemporary research on early to mid-twentieth-century English Canadian literature. The Canadian Modernists Meetis the first collection of its kind: a gathering of texts by literary critics, textual editors, biographers, literary historians, and art historians whose collective research contributes to the study of modernism in Canada. The collection stages a major reassessment of the origins and development of modernist literature in Canada, its relationship to international modernist literature, its regional variations, its gender and class inflections, and its connections to visual art, architecture, and film. It presents a range of scholarly perspectives, drawing upon the multidisciplinarity that characterizes the international field of modernist studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. North of Modernism: Montreal Toronto Unreal
  2. p. 15
  1. "New Styles of Architecture, a Change of Heart"? The Architexts of A.M. Klein and F.R. Scott
  2. pp. 17-58
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  1. Mapping Raymond Souster's Toronto
  2. pp. 59-75
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  1. Native, Cosmopolitan, Post-Cosmopolitan
  2. p. 77
  1. Moonlight and Morning: Women's Early Contribution to Canadian Modernism
  2. pp. 79-99
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  1. Sheila Watson, Aboriginal Discourse, and Cosmopolitan Modernism
  2. pp. 101-116
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  1. Eclectic Travellers: From Peterborough to Paris
  2. p. 117
  1. A.J.M. Smith's Eclectic Surrealism
  2. pp. 119-138
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  1. Samizdat Odyssey: Ulysses above the 42nd Parallel
  2. pp. 139-151
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  1. "a widening of the northern coterie": The Cross-Border Cultural Politics of Ezra Pound, Marshall McLuhan, and Louis Dudek
  2. pp. 153-177
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  1. Political Bodies: Stages and Stations, Casts and Broadcasts
  2. p. 179
  1. Modernism's Red Stage: Theatre and the Left in the 1930s
  2. pp. 181-204
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  1. Dorothy Livesay, the "Housewife," and the Radio in 1951: Modernist Embodiments of Audience
  2. pp. 205-228
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  1. Modernism's Archives and Ledgers
  2. p. 229
  1. The Literary Archive and the Telling of Modernist Lives: Retrieving Anne Marriott
  2. pp. 231-249
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  1. As for Me and My Blueprint: Sinclair Ross's Debt to Arthur Stringer
  2. pp. 251-272
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  1. Beyond Impersonality
  2. p. 273
  1. Elizabeth Smart and Cecil Buller: Engendering Experimental Modernism
  2. pp. 275-303
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  1. The Hunger To Be Seen: The Mountain and the Valley's Modernist New Eyes
  2. pp. 305-330
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  1. Canadian Modernism, PK. Page's "Arras," and the Idea of the Emotions
  2. pp. 331-353
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 355-363
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