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Images of Canadianness

Visions on Canada's Politics, Culture, and Economics

Edited by Leen D'Haenens

Images of Canadianness offers backgrounds and explanations for a series of relevant--if relatively new--features of Canada, from political, cultural, and economic angles. Each of its four sections contains articles written by Canadian and European experts that offer original perspectives on a variety of issues: voting patterns in English-speaking Canada and Quebec; the vitality of French-language communities outside Quebec; the Belgian and Dutch immigration waves to Canada and the resulting Dutch-language immigrant press; major transitions taking place in Nunavut; the media as a tool for self-government for Canada's First Peoples; attempts by Canadian Indians to negotiate their position in society; the Canada-US relationship; Canada's trade with the EU; and Canada's cultural policy in the light of the information highway.

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In Ballast to the White Sea

Malcom Lowry

Lowry’s longest and most ambitious project of the mid-1930s was the autobiographical novel, In Ballast to the White Sea, about a Cambridge undergraduate who wants to be a novelist but has come to believe that both his book and, in a sense, his life have already been “written” by a Norwegian novelist.

Only decades after Lowry’s death in 1957 did it become known that his first wife, Jan Gabrial, still had a typescript of the book. In Ballast to the White Sea—which Lowry once imagined would be the Paradiso of his trilogy, with Under the Volcano as the Infernoand Swinging the Maelstrom (or Lunar Caustic) as the Purgatorio—is one of Lowry’s most intensely personal works.

The introduction places the narrative in relation to Lowry’s sense of himself in the mid-1930s and draws parallels with his post-Volcano writings such as Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend Is Laid, La Mordida, and Through the Panama. The text of the novel, as well as Chris Ackerley’s extensive annotations provide crucial evidence about Lowry’s life and art during the 14 years between the publication of Ultramarine (1933) and Under the Volcano (1947), the only novels he completed and published during his lifetime.

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Indigenous Poetics in Canada

Indigenous Poetics in Canada broadens the way in which Indigenous poetry is examined, studied, and discussed in Canada. Breaking from the parameters of traditional English literature studies, this volume embraces a wider sense of poetics, including Indigenous oralities, languages, and understandings of place.

Featuring work by academics and poets, the book examines four elements of Indigenous poetics. First, it explores the poetics of memory: collective memory, the persistence of Indigenous poetic consciousness, and the relationships that enable the Indigenous storytelling process. The book then explores the poetics of performance: Indigenous poetics exist both in written form and in relation to an audience. Third, in an examination of the poetics of place and space, the book considers contemporary Indigenous poetry and classical Indigenous narratives. Finally, in a section on the poetics of medicine, contributors articulate the healing and restorative power of Indigenous poetry and narratives.

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International Journal of Canadian Studies

Vol. 47 (2013) through current issue

The International Journal of Canadian Studies is a bilingual, multidisciplinary, and peer-reviewed journal publishing the latest research in Canadian Studies from around the world. IJCS prides itself in being the only scholarly journal to bring together academic research conducted both by Canadians and academics studying Canada from abroad. IJCS provides Canadianists from across the globe a space to share a common pursuit of scholarly questions pertaining to Canada.

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Introduction aux études canadiennes

Histoires, identités, cultures

Geoffrey Ewen

Dans un pays où la géographie culturelle est en perpétuelle évolution, il est souvent difficile d’identifier et de caractériser les attributs spécifiques qui distinguent le Canada. Ce recueil a pour objectif d’aborder trois thèmes facilitant cette tâche : l’histoire, les identités sociales et nationales, et les cultures multiples du pays. S’appuyant sur plusieurs textes portant sur le Canada dans toute sa diversité, les auteurs visent à traiter des diverses identités nationales minoritaires, en portant une attention particulière aux études autochtones, aux immigrants et aux francophones hors Québec. Écrit par des experts dans plusieurs domaines, ce livre présente les principaux fondements des études canadiennes pour les étudiants de premier cycle.

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Is Canada Postcolonial?

Unsettling Canadian Literature

How can postcolonialism be applied to Canadian literature?

In all that has been written about postcolonialism, surprisingly little has specifically addressed the position of Canada, Canadian literature, or Canadian culture.

Postcolonialism is a theory that has gained credence throughout the world; it is be productive to ask if and how we, as Canadians, participate in postcolonial debates. It is also vital to examine the ways in which Canada and Canadian culture fit into global discussions as our culture reflects how we interact with our neighbours, allies, and adversaries.

This collection wrestles with the problems of situating Canadian literature in the ongoing debates about culture, identity, and globalization, and of applying the slippery term of postcolonialism to Canadian literature. The topics range in focus from discussions of specific literary works to general theoretical contemplations. The twenty-three articles in this collection grapple with the recurrent issues of postcolonialism — including hybridity, collaboration, marginality, power, resistance, and historical revisionism — from the vantage point of those working within Canada as writers and critics. While some seek to confirm the legitimacy of including Canadian literature in the discussions of postcolonialism, others challenge this very notion.

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The Ivory Thought

Essays on Al Purdy

Edited by Gerald Lynch, Shoshannah Ganz and Josephene Kealey

If one poet can be said to be the Canadian poet, that poet is Al Purdy (1918–2000). Numerous eminent scholars and writers have attested to this pre-eminent status. George Bowering described him as “the world’s most Canadian poet” (1970), while Sam Solecki titled his book-length study of Purdy The Last Canadian Poet (1999). In The Ivory Thought: Essays on Al Purdy, a group of seventeen scholars, critics, writers, and educators appraise and reappraise Purdy’s contribution to English literature. They explore Purdy’s continuing significance to contemporary writers; the life he dedicated to literature and the persona he crafted; the influences acting on his development as a poet; the ongoing scholarly projects of editing and publishing his writing; particular poems and individual books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction; and the larger themes in his work, such as the Canadian North and the predominant importance of place. In addition, two contemporary poets pay tribute with original poems.

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Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre

officer, gentleman, entrepreneur

Joseph L. Peyser

The documentary biography of Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre, an officer in the Troupes de la Marine, who served throughout New France, sheds new light on the business activity of French colonial officers stationed in the West. Many of the eighty previously untranslated documents in Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre demonstrate the extent and profitability of Saint-Pierre's pursuit of business activities while performing official duties in eighteenth- century French North America. The quest for profit permeated Saint- Pierre's career, particularly his command of the Western Sea Post after he succeeded the fabled Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye. Saint-Pierre and his secret partner General Jacques- Pierre de Taffanel de La Jonquière, Intendant François Bigot, and Meret, secretary to La Jonquière, used their positions to engage in extensive trade, especially brandy, with the Cree and Assiniboine northwest of Lake Superior. Saint-Pierre's activities provide fresh insights into the North American fur trade

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Jacques Poulin

La création d'un espace amoureux

Pierre Hébert

Les romans de Jacques Poulin sondent un très petit nombre de questions essentiels : quelle influence exerce sur nous notre enfance ? comment vivre avec l’agressivité qui existe en nous-mêmes et chez les autres ? comment équilibre intérieurement la partie féminine et masculine de notre être ? Enfin, cette interrogation récursive qui recueille toutes les autres : comment aimer ? Chaque roman excave plus profondément les conditions et les limites de l’âme amoureuse, avec toute la simplicité et l’authenticité qu’exige la mise en écriture de cette recherche fondamentale. De Mon cheval pour un royaume (1967) jusqu’à La Tournée d’automne (1993), Jacques Poulain construit patiemment un discours amoureux. On découvrira ainsi, d’une œuvre à l’autre, l’épanouissement d’une éthique de l’amour, soit une réflexion sur l’art d’aimer, conjuguée à une esthétique, c’est-à-dire la création d’un espace romanesque à ce lien amoureux.

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Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes

Vol. 39 (2005) through current issue

The mandate of the Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue d'études canadiennes is first, to publish the best scholarship about Canadian history, culture and society, whether the researcher is junior or senior, living in Canada or abroad; and second, to serve as a vehicle for disseminating solid, original research about Canada that falls between the cracks of more narrowly defined journals.

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