Women's Writing in Canada: Contemporary [Minkštas viršelis]

(University of Alberta)
  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 360 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 229x150x25 mm, weight: 500 g
  • Serija: Women's Writing in English
  • Išleidimo metai: 07-Aug-2019
  • Leidėjas: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN-10: 0802095011
  • ISBN-13: 9780802095015
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  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 360 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 229x150x25 mm, weight: 500 g
  • Serija: Women's Writing in English
  • Išleidimo metai: 07-Aug-2019
  • Leidėjas: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN-10: 0802095011
  • ISBN-13: 9780802095015
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Spanning the period from the Massey Commission to the present and reflecting on the media of print, film, and song, this study attends to the burgeoning energy of women writers across genres. It explores how their work interprets our national story. The questioning, disruptive feminist practice of their fiction, filmmaking, poetry, song-writing, drama, and non-fiction reveals the tensions of colonial society at the same time as it transforms cultural life in Canada.

Women’s Writing in Canada resurrects foremothers who were active before and after the mid-century – Ethel Wilson, Gabrielle Roy, Gwen Pharis Ringwood, Dorothy Livesay, and P.K. Page – as well as such forgotten writers as Grace Irwin, Patricia Blondal, and Edna Jaques. Its breadth extends to the contemporary voices and influences of novelists Tracey Lindberg and Heather O’Neill, poets Marilyn Dumont and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, playwrights Hannah Moscovitch and Anna Chatterton, and filmmakers Sarah Polley and Mina Shum. Writing for children as well as memoirs, autobiographies, comic books, and cookbooks illustrate the wide and impressive range of women’s talents.



This study discusses the influences, crossovers, and multiple genres through which women writers represent a changed and changing Canada.

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction: Imag(in)ing the National Terrain from the Mid-twentieth Century to the Sesquicentennial 3(28)
Approaching National Literature
4(3)
Women in the Linked Roles of Reading and Writing
7(6)
The Commissions: From Massey to Truth and Reconciliation
13(7)
From Total Refusal and the Quiet Revolution to Cultural Accommodation
20(7)
New Images of Movement and Diversity
27(4)
1 Fiction
31(93)
Prospects at Mid-Century
32(14)
Wrestling with the Strictures of Marriage and Family
46(11)
Revolutionary Talents and Experiments
57(5)
Flowering Careers in the Sixties
62(3)
Trajectories of Celebrity: Munro and Atwood
65(24)
The Tangle of Domesticity and Independence
89(9)
Rhizomes of Sexuality, Nation, Race, and Ethnicity
98(17)
Extensions in 2017
115(9)
2 Film
124(14)
Original Screenplays
125(6)
Adaptations of Women's Writing in Canada
131(3)
Documentaries
134(4)
3 Poetry
138(39)
Jaques, Livesay, Waddington, and Page: "fired in the kiln of endurance"
139(7)
P.K. Page: Onlooker and Participant
146(5)
Wilkinson, Brewster, Avison, and Macpherson: "clearing the hurdles of sleep"
151(4)
MacEwen and Atwood: "the slow striptease of our concepts"
155(3)
Webb, Lowther, Marlatt, and Brossard: "the way any of us are tangled in the past"
158(4)
Tostevin, Brand, Halfe, and Dumont: "their fragile, fragile symmetries of gain and loss"
162(4)
Crozier, Moure, Zwicky, Carson, Michaels, Bolster, and Shraya: "the truth likes to hide /out in the open"
166(6)
Karen Solie: "poetic hipster"
172(5)
4 Music
177(9)
Folk Singers Reclaiming Traditions
178(3)
Punk, Pop, and Country
181(2)
Adult Contemporary Styling
183(3)
5 Drama
186(33)
Ringwood: Canadian Drama's Foremother
186(4)
Joudry, Henry, and Simons: Examining Emotions
190(2)
Pollock and Bolt: Re-viewing History and Power Politics
192(2)
Sharon Pollock: "meaning through the making of theatre"
194(6)
Ritter, Glass, Clark, and hill: Enacting Vulnerabilities
200(2)
Thompson and MacDonald: Performing Marginalization and Shape Shifting
202(1)
Judith Thompson: "through the looking glass, darkly"
203(6)
Gale, Sears, Mojica, Cheechoo, Nolan, and Clements: Recording "Documentaries"
209(6)
MacLeod, Moscovitch, and Chatterton: Exploring Impasses
215(4)
6 Writing for Children
219(17)
Fiction about Children and Young Adults
220(8)
Other Times and Space of Fantasy
228(3)
Illustrated Narratives
231(5)
7 Non-fiction
236(29)
Memoirists and Autobiographers
236(13)
Commentators on Our World
249(5)
Advisers and Observers
254(7)
Conclusion
261(4)
Timeline 265(10)
Notes 275(6)
Works Cited 281(38)
Credits 319(2)
Index 321
Patricia Demers is a distinguished university professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.