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The Resource Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context, edited by Marta Dvořák and W.H. New

Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context, edited by Marta Dvořák and W.H. New

Label
Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context
Title
Tropes and territories
Title remainder
short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marta Dvořák and W.H. New
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Postcolonial and Commonwealth literary scholarship has tended to emphasize the novel. Tropes and Territories is the first book to focus on modern short fiction, including Metis narratives, Maori myth, and stories by Mansfield, Frame, Munro, Rushdie, MacLeod, Gallant, Narayan, Jarman, and King. While Canadian writers and writings are central, contributors also consider South Pacific, South Asian, and Caribbean stories." "Tropes and Territories demonstrates how current debates in postcolonial criticism bear on the reading, writing, and status of short fiction. These debates, which hinge on competing definitions of "trope" (motif vs rhetorical turn) and "territory" (political or aesthetic), lead to studies of space, place, influence, and writing and reading practices across cultural divides. The essays also explore the character of diasporic writing, the cultural significance of oral taletelling, and interconnections between socio/political issues and strategies of style."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
C813/.0109054
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9084
LC item number
.T76 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-
  • 2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dvorak, Marta
  • New, W. H.
  • Tropes and Territories Conference
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, Commonwealth (English)
  • Commonwealth fiction (English)
  • Short stories, Canadian
  • Canadian fiction
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Space in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and history
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Canadian fiction
  • Commonwealth fiction (English)
  • Literature and history
  • Literature and society
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Short stories, Canadian
  • Short stories, Commonwealth (English)
  • Space in literature
  • Commonwealth countries
Label
Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context, edited by Marta Dvořák and W.H. New
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Some essays originally delivered as papers at the conference, Tropes and territories, held at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction, troping the territory / Marta Dvor̆ák and W.H. New -- Between fractals and rainbows: critiquing Canadian criticism / Laura Moss -- Storying home: power and truth / Diana Brydon -- Configuring a typology for South Asian short fiction / Chelva Kanaganayakam -- What should the reader know?: culture, history, and politics in contemporary short fiction from Aotearoa New Zealand / Lydia Wevers -- "Crossroads of circumstance": Place in contemporary Australian short fiction / Bruce Bennett -- La Dame Seule meets the angel of history: Katherine Mansfield and Mavis Gallant / Janice Kulyk Keefer -- Alice Munro's Ontario / Robert Thacker -- Alistair MacLeod and the Gaelic Diaspora / Gwendolyn Davies -- Of cows and configurations in Emily Carr's The book of small -- Marta Dvor̆ák / Reading Linnet Muir, Netta Asher, and Carol Frazier: three gallant characters in postcolonial time / Neil Besner -- From location to dislocation in Salman Rushdie's East, West and Rohinton Mistry's Tales from Firozsha Baag / Florence Cabaret -- Epistolary traditions in Caribbean diasporic writing: subversions of oral/scribal paradox in Alecia McKenzie's "full stop" / Isabel Carrera Suaþrez -- "We use dah membering": oral memory in Meþtis short stories / Warren Cariou -- Myth in Patricia Grace's "Sun's marbles" / Jean-Pierre Durix -- Mariposa medicine: Thomas King's Medicine River and the Canadian short story cycle / Gerald Lynch -- Under the banyan tree: R.K. Narayan, space and the story-teller / Alexis Tadieþ -- The tropes and territory of childhood in The lagoon and other stories by Janet Frame / Christine Lorre -- Roots and routes in a selection of stories by Alistair MacLeod / Claire Omhovere -- Reading the understory: David Malouf's Untold tales / W.H. New -- Aesthetic traces of the ephemeral: Alice Munro's Logograms in "Vandals" / Heþliane Ventura -- Fables of a bricoleur: Mark Anthony Jarman's many improvisations / Tamas Dobozy -- On the beach: Witi Inhimaera, Katherine Mansfield, and the Treaty of Waitangi / Mark Williams -- The botany of the liar / Laurie Ricou
Control code
759157127
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773575714
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6ww9n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759157127
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context, edited by Marta Dvořák and W.H. New
Publication
Note
Some essays originally delivered as papers at the conference, Tropes and territories, held at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction, troping the territory / Marta Dvor̆ák and W.H. New -- Between fractals and rainbows: critiquing Canadian criticism / Laura Moss -- Storying home: power and truth / Diana Brydon -- Configuring a typology for South Asian short fiction / Chelva Kanaganayakam -- What should the reader know?: culture, history, and politics in contemporary short fiction from Aotearoa New Zealand / Lydia Wevers -- "Crossroads of circumstance": Place in contemporary Australian short fiction / Bruce Bennett -- La Dame Seule meets the angel of history: Katherine Mansfield and Mavis Gallant / Janice Kulyk Keefer -- Alice Munro's Ontario / Robert Thacker -- Alistair MacLeod and the Gaelic Diaspora / Gwendolyn Davies -- Of cows and configurations in Emily Carr's The book of small -- Marta Dvor̆ák / Reading Linnet Muir, Netta Asher, and Carol Frazier: three gallant characters in postcolonial time / Neil Besner -- From location to dislocation in Salman Rushdie's East, West and Rohinton Mistry's Tales from Firozsha Baag / Florence Cabaret -- Epistolary traditions in Caribbean diasporic writing: subversions of oral/scribal paradox in Alecia McKenzie's "full stop" / Isabel Carrera Suaþrez -- "We use dah membering": oral memory in Meþtis short stories / Warren Cariou -- Myth in Patricia Grace's "Sun's marbles" / Jean-Pierre Durix -- Mariposa medicine: Thomas King's Medicine River and the Canadian short story cycle / Gerald Lynch -- Under the banyan tree: R.K. Narayan, space and the story-teller / Alexis Tadieþ -- The tropes and territory of childhood in The lagoon and other stories by Janet Frame / Christine Lorre -- Roots and routes in a selection of stories by Alistair MacLeod / Claire Omhovere -- Reading the understory: David Malouf's Untold tales / W.H. New -- Aesthetic traces of the ephemeral: Alice Munro's Logograms in "Vandals" / Heþliane Ventura -- Fables of a bricoleur: Mark Anthony Jarman's many improvisations / Tamas Dobozy -- On the beach: Witi Inhimaera, Katherine Mansfield, and the Treaty of Waitangi / Mark Williams -- The botany of the liar / Laurie Ricou
Control code
759157127
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773575714
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6ww9n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759157127
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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