Canada

Author: Gunilla Florby
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9789052014852
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Has Canada moved beyond the nation state into the world of the post-national? To what extent have fixed notions of Canadian nationhood been replaced by a more global, decentralized sense of identification? Is nationhood (or post-nationhood) best expressed by statelessness and exile or by belonging? Or can Canadian national identity in fact fruitfully coexist with the post-national consciousness? These are some of the issues covered by this volume, issues seen from a range of perspectives - literary, cultural, political and economic. In the literary sphere the national/post-national debate is explored both through canonical writers, such as L. M. Montgomery, Stephen Leacock, and Marie-Claire Blais, and through recent First Nations, Asian-Canadian, African-Canadian, Ukrainian-Canadian and Quebec writing. The political and economic range is equally diverse, covering such topics as immigration policy, multiculturalism, Canadian-American relations, tourist imaginings of the Canadian North, the Canadian city, and Quebec nationalism. The book brings together 27 original articles from international scholars and creative writers, offering both European and Canadian perspectives. Six articles in French focus specifically on the francophone sphere.

Blast Corrupt Dismantle Erase

Author: Brett Josef Grubisic
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1771120568
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What do literary dystopias reflect about the times? In Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase, contributors address this amorphous but pervasive genre, using diverse critical methodologies to examine how North America is conveyed or portrayed in a perceived age of crisis, accelerated uncertainty, and political volatility. Drawing from contemporary novels such as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, and the work of Margaret Atwood and William Gibson (to name a few), this book examines dystopian literature produced by North American authors between the signing of NAFTA (1994) and the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (2011). As the texts illustrate, awareness of and deep concern about perceived vulnerabilities—ends of water, oil, food, capitalism, empires, stable climates, ways of life, non-human species, and entire human civilizations—have become central to public discourseover the same period. By asking questions such as “What are the distinctive qualities of post-NAFTA North American dystopian literature?” and “What does this literature reflect about the tensions and contradictions of the inchoate continental community of North America?” Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase serves to resituate dystopian writing within a particular geo-social setting and introduce a productive means to understand both North American dystopian writing and its relevant engagements with a restricted, mapped reality.

2011 Poet S Market

Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599634295
Size: 29.99 MB
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The Must-Have Resource for Every Poet Poets of all skill levels have turned to Poet's Market for more than two decades for all the information they need on publishing poetry. This new edition includes: Features on the realties of poetry publishing, mistakes to avoid, identifying scams, giving great readings, and promoting your work. Articles on translating poetry, social networking, self-publishing, alternative outlets for poetry collections, and more. Information on workshops, organizations and online resources that help poets perfect their skills and network with fellow poets and editors. Thorough indexes to make choosing the best potential markets easier. And access to all Poet's Market listings in a searchable online database!

2012 Poet S Market

Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599632446
Size: 77.48 MB
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The Most Trusted Guide for Getting Poetry Published The 2012 Poet’s Market includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including poetry publications, book/chapbook publishers, contests, and more. These listings include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on what specific editors want, and—when offered—payment information. Plus, the editorial content in the front of the book has been revamped to include more articles on the Business of Poetry, Promotion of Poetry, Craft of Poetry, and Interviews with Poets. Learn how to navigate the social media landscape, write various poetic forms, offer writing workshops, and more. You also gain access to: Lists of conferences, workshops, organizations, and grants One-year access to the poetry-related information and listings on WritersMarket.com A free digital download of Writer’s Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/upload/images/WritersDigest-Yearbook-11.pdf Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with editor and poet Robert Lee Brewer that will teach you how to build an audience for your poetry. "Ridiculously relevant! I’ve been using Poet’s Market since I was in college more than 20 years ago. Since then, I’ve published hundreds of poems and two books." —Aaron Belz, author of Lovely, Raspberry "I returned to writing in 2006 and Poet’s Market was the first book I purchased. It guides everyone—from newbie to seasoned writer—on the path to publishing their poems." —Jessie Carty, author of Paper House

2015 Poet S Market

Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599638649
Size: 55.55 MB
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The most trusted guide to getting poetry published! Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than the 2015 Poet's Market, which includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book/chapbook publishers, poetry publications, contests, and more. These include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on what specific editors want, and--when offered--payment information. In addition to the listings, Poet's Market offers articles on the Craft of Poetry, Business of Poetry, and Promotion of Poetry--not to mention new poems from today's best and brightest poets, including Beth Copeland, Joseph Mills, Judith Skillman, Laurie Kolp, Bernadette Geyer, and more. Learn the habits of highly productive poets, the usefulness of silence, revision tricks, poetic forms, ways to promote a new book, and more. You also gain access to: Lists of conferences, workshops, organizations, and grants A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets *Includes access to the webinar "How to Build an Audience for Your Poetry" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Poet's Market*

The Journey Prize Stories 29

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Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771048211
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Like The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories series, The Journey Prize Stories is one of the most celebrated annual literary anthologies in North America. For almost 30 years, the anthology has consistently introduced readers to the next generation of great Canadian authors, a tradition that proudly continues with this latest edition. With settings ranging from wartime China to an island off the coast of British Columbia, the ten stories in this collection represent the year's best short fiction by some of our most exciting emerging voices. A young boy who believes he is being stalked by an unstoppable, malevolent entity discovers that he may not be the only one. In a sweeping story set against the fall of Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War, a pregnant woman waits anxiously for her doctor husband to leave the city before it's too late. A river that runs through a First Nations community is the source of sustenance, escape, and tragedy for a girl and her family. The haunting footage of the politically motivated self-immolation has unexpected reverberations for a Tibetan-Canadian woman dealing with multiple conflicts in her own life. A man who works a back-breaking job at an industrial mat cleaning service is pushed to his limit. When her mother has to return to Kinshasa to bury a family member, a girl gradually learns of the intricacy and depth of grief, in an evocative piece that illuminates the cultural gaps common within immigrant families, and the power of food and stories to bridge them. The stories included in the anthology are contenders for the $10,000 Journey Prize, which is made possible by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener's donation of Canadian royalties from his novel Journey, which McClelland & Stewart published in 1988. The 2017 winner will be announced by the Writers' Trust of Canada in November 2017.

Slanting I Imagining We

Author: Larissa Lai
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1771120436
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The 1980s and 1990s are a historically crucial period in the development of Asian Canadian literature. Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s contextualizes and reanimates the urgency of that period, illustrates its historical specificities, and shows how the concerns of that moment—from cultural appropriation to race essentialism to shifting models of the state—continue to resonate for contemporary discussions of race and literature in Canada. Larissa Lai takes up the term “Asian Canadian” as a term of emergence, in the sense that it is constantly produced differently, and always in relation to other terms—often “whiteness” but also Indigeneity, queerness, feminism, African Canadian, and Asian American. In the 1980s and 1990s, “Asian Canadian” erupted in conjunction with the post-structural recognition of the instability of the subject. But paradoxically it also came into being through activist work, and so depended on an imagined stability that never fully materialized. Slanting I, Imagining We interrogates this fraught tension and the relational nature of the term through a range of texts and events, including the Gold Mountain Blues scandal, the conference Writing Thru Race, and the self-writings of Evelyn Lau and Wayson Choy.

Voices Rising

Author: Xiaoping Li
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774841362
Size: 63.68 MB
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This interdisciplinary inquiry examines Asian Canadian political and cultural activism around community building, identity making, racial equity, and social justice. Informed by a postcolonial and postmodern cultural critique, it traces the trajectory of progressive cultural discourse generated by Asian Canadian cultural activists over the course of several generations. Xiaoping Li draws on historical sources and personal testimonies to convincingly demonstrate how culture acts as a means of engagement with the political and social world. He addresses topical issues of "race," ethnicity, identity, and transculturalism.

2004 Poet S Market

Author: Nancy Breen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781582971872
Size: 29.34 MB
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Provides poets with information on more than one thousand commercial and literary markets for their work, details of payments and submission guidelines, interviews with poets, publishers, and editors