Between Languages And Cultures

Author: Rosemary Chapman
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773575804
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Gabrielle Roy is one of the best-known figures of Québec literature, yet she spent much of the first thirty years of her life studying, working, and living in English. For Roy, as a member of Manitoba's francophone minority, bilingualism was a necessary strategy for survival and success. How did this bilingual and bicultural background help shape her work as a writer in French? The implications of her linguistic and cultural identity are explored in chapters looking at education, language, translation, and the representation of Canada's other minorities, from the immigrants in Western Canada to the Inuit of Ungava. What emerges is a new reading of Roy's work. Drawing on archival material, postcolonial theory, and translation studies, Between Languages and Cultures explores the traces and effects of Roy's intimate knowledge of English language and culture, challenging and augmenting the established view that her work is distinctly French-Canadian or Québécois.


Author: K. P. Stich
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776616838
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This volume discusses the autobiographical inclination in Canadian literature, exploring works by such writers as Alice Munro, W.O. Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje, John Glassco, and Susanna Moodie. Others works, including the oral memoirs of a Métis, an Inuit’s account as being civil servant in Ottawa, and the autobiographical writings of pioneer women and French missionaries are examined to show the depth and breadth of this tradition in Canada. These texts act as starting points for an indepth look at the relationships between autobiography, biography and fiction in Canadian literature.

Making Canada New

Author: Dean Irvine
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487500599
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An examination of the connections between modernist writers and editorial activities, Making Canada New draws links among new and old media, collaborative labour, emergent scholars and scholarships, and digital modernisms. In doing so, the collection reveals that renovating modernisms does not need to depend on the fabrication of completely new modes of scholarship. Rather, it is the repurposing of already existing practices and combining them with others - whether old or new, print or digital - that instigates a process of continuous renewal. Critical to this process of renewal is the intermingling of print and digital research methods and the coordination of more popular modes of literary scholarship with less frequented ones, such as bibliography, textual studies, and editing. Making Canada New tracks the editorial renovation of modernism as a digital phenomenon while speaking to the continued production of print editions.

Gathering A Heritage

Author: Thomas M. Prymak
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442614382
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Thomas M. Prymak uses the essays and articles he has written over the past thirty years as a historian of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian history to reflect on the evolution of ethnic studies in Canada and the United States.


Author: Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144381055X
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The essays in this volume are expanded versions of papers that were first presented at the 13th Biennial Conference/XIIIème Congrès biennal of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, held at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 2006. The theme of the Conference was Canada at Home and Abroad: Text and Territory/Le Canada et ses relations d’ici, de là, et de là bas. The papers debate issues surrounding literature, language and language acquisition, immigration/emigration, and culture, in Canada, Ireland, and in Europe as a whole. From an examination of the place of hockey in the Canadian literary consciousness, to mapping minority language visibility in officially bilingual cities, the focus here is on ways of exploring culture, understood in its widest sense.

Interaction Revision De Grammaire Francaise Premiere Edition Canadienne

Author: Susan S. St. Onge
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0176616233
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Written entirely in French, Interaction: Revision de Grammaire francaise, first Canadian edition, is a complete intermediate French program offering unparalleled support for the study of culture, literature, and language. This first Canadian edition offers a broad range of cultural and literary content from Canada and across the francophonie with concise, yet thorough grammar explanations. Interaction combines the best of a complete grammar text and a literary and cultural reader in a convenient, one-book format. Each theme-based chapter encourages students to expand linguistic and cultural knowledge through readings and communicative activities. Rédigée entièrement en français, Interaction: Revision de Grammaire française, première édition canadienne, est un programme intégral de français qui apporte un soutien hors pair à tout étudiant de niveau intermédiaire poursuivant ses études en langue, culture et littérature. Cette première édition canadienne offre toute une gamme de textes culturels et littéraires provenant du Canada et du monde entier en plus d?explications grammaticales claires et succinctes. Interaction réunit, en un seul manuel pratique, le meilleur du manuel de grammaire et du recueil de textes littéraires et culturels. Grâce à des chapitres thématiques comportant lectures et activités communicatives, l?étudiant est amené à élargir ses connaissances linguistiques et culturelles.

Multiculturalism And Integration

Author: Vera Regan
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776607227
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This book offers insights into contemporary experiences of multiculturalism in Canada and Ireland from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives including Politics, Law, Sociolinguistics, Literature and History. The contributions address such current issues as reasonable accommodation, diversity, integration and identity construction in a multicultural society.

Mapping Our Selves

Author: Helen M. Buss
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773512443
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Considering a broad range of Canadian women's autobiographical works, including memoirs, journals, and conventional autobiography as well as experiments in blending a number of writing genres, Helen Buss explores the way in which these diverse forms allow the expression of women's experience of their identities. Buss supplies a framework for her study by reviewing male-centred theories of identity and some of the ways in which theories working with women's autobiographical accounts are changing these models. She then constructs her own "mapping" theory of how female identity is formed in order to illustrate how, in autobiography, identity can be understood through the relationship between writer, text, and reader. The texts selected by Buss for her inquiry include those by earlier women writers such as Elizabeth Simcoe, Susanna Moodie, and Anna Jameson as well as a variety of twentieth-century texts by women who write from their special places in a diversity of ethnic, feminist, and writers' communities. Autobiographical pieces by Nellie McClung, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Emily Carr, Laura Salverson, Margaret Laurence, Dorothy Livesay, Daphne Marlatt, Mary Meigs, Maria Campbell, Kristjana Gunnars, Aritha van Herk, and others inform this map of women's life-writing. Buss introduces each section of the book with a short autobiographical passage allowing the reader to place the author's critical practice within the context of her sense of her own identity as critic, writer, and woman.