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The Resource The daughter's way : Canadian women's paternal elegies, Tanis MacDonald

The daughter's way : Canadian women's paternal elegies, Tanis MacDonald

Label
The daughter's way : Canadian women's paternal elegies
Title
The daughter's way
Title remainder
Canadian women's paternal elegies
Statement of responsibility
Tanis MacDonald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Daughter's Way investigates negotiations of female subjectivity in twentieth-century Canadian women's elegies with a special emphasis on the father's death as a literary and political watershed. The book examines the work of Dorothy Livesay, P.K. Page, Jay Macpherson, Margaret Atwood, Kristjana Gunnars, Lola Lemire Tostevin, Anne Carson, and Erin Mouré as elegiac daughteronomies - literary artifacts of mourning that grow from the poets' investigation into the function and limitations of elegiac convention. Some poets treat the father as a metaphor for socio-political power, while others explore more personal iterations of loss, but all the poets in The Daughter's Way seek to redefine daughterly duty in a contemporary context by challenging elegiac tradition through questions of genre and gender. Beginning with psychoanalytical theories of filiation, inheritance, and mourning as they are complicated by feminist challenges to theories of kinship and citizenship, The Daughter's Way debates the efficacy of the literary "work of mourning" in twentieth-century Canadian poetry. By investigating the way a daughter's filial piety performs and sometimes reconfigures such work, and situating melancholia as a creative force in women's elegies, the book considers how elegies inquire into the rhetoric of mourning as it is complicated by father-daughter kinship" -- publisher's website
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacDonald, Tanis
Dewey number
C811/.54093548
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9190.9.E5
LC item number
M32 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in literature
  • Fathers in literature
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Grief in literature
  • Mourning customs in literature
  • Fathers and daughters in literature
  • Paternalism in literature
Label
The daughter's way : Canadian women's paternal elegies, Tanis MacDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1: The daughter's way. Introduction. 1. Who could not sing: elegy and its (female discontents. -- Elegy and authority: the daughter's way
  • Part 2: Daughters of Jove, daughters of Job : Canadian modernism's bloody-minded women. 2. Jove's daughter: Dorothy Livesay's elegiac daughteronomy. -- 3. "So much militia routed in the man": P.K. Page's military fathers. -- 4. "Absence, havoc": Jay Macpherson's rebellious daughters
  • Part 3: Differently conceived nations: the mourner's journey. 5. "Do what you are good at": Margaret Atwood's authorizing elegies. -- 6. The pilgrim and the riddle: Anne Carson's "The anthropology of water". -- 7. Gateway politics, grief poetics: west meets west in Kristjana Gunnar's Zero hour
  • Part 4: Furies and filles de la sagesse: language and difference at century's end. 8. Signature, inheritance, inquiry: Lola Lemire Tostevin's Cartouches. -- 9. elegy of refusal: Erin Mouré's Furious
Control code
741549534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix,269 pages
Isbn
9781554583621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)741549534
Label
The daughter's way : Canadian women's paternal elegies, Tanis MacDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1: The daughter's way. Introduction. 1. Who could not sing: elegy and its (female discontents. -- Elegy and authority: the daughter's way
  • Part 2: Daughters of Jove, daughters of Job : Canadian modernism's bloody-minded women. 2. Jove's daughter: Dorothy Livesay's elegiac daughteronomy. -- 3. "So much militia routed in the man": P.K. Page's military fathers. -- 4. "Absence, havoc": Jay Macpherson's rebellious daughters
  • Part 3: Differently conceived nations: the mourner's journey. 5. "Do what you are good at": Margaret Atwood's authorizing elegies. -- 6. The pilgrim and the riddle: Anne Carson's "The anthropology of water". -- 7. Gateway politics, grief poetics: west meets west in Kristjana Gunnar's Zero hour
  • Part 4: Furies and filles de la sagesse: language and difference at century's end. 8. Signature, inheritance, inquiry: Lola Lemire Tostevin's Cartouches. -- 9. elegy of refusal: Erin Mouré's Furious
Control code
741549534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix,269 pages
Isbn
9781554583621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)741549534

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