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The Resource Unsettled remains : Canadian literature and the postcolonial gothic, edited by Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte

Unsettled remains : Canadian literature and the postcolonial gothic, edited by Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte

Label
Unsettled remains : Canadian literature and the postcolonial gothic
Title
Unsettled remains
Title remainder
Canadian literature and the postcolonial gothic
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte
Title variation
Canadian literature and the postcolonial gothic
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic examines how Canadian writers have combined a postcolonial awareness with gothic metaphors of monstrosity and haunting in their response to Canadian history. The essays gathered here range from treatments of early postcolonial gothic expression in Canadian literature to attempts to define a Canadian postcolonial gothic mode. Many of these texts wrestle with Canada's colonial past and with the voices and histories that were repressed in the push for national consolidation but emerge now as uncanny reminders of that contentious history. The haunting effect can be unsettling and enabling at the same time. In recent years, many Canadian authors have turned to the gothic to challenge dominant literary, political, and social narratives. In Canadian literature, the "postcolonial gothic" has been put to multiple uses, above all to figure experiences of ambivalence that have emerged from a colonial context and persisted into the present. As these essays demonstrate, formulations of a Canadian postcolonial gothic differ radically from one another, depending on the social and cultural positioning of who is positing it. Given the preponderance, in colonial discourse, of accounts that demonize otherness, it is not surprising that many minority writers have avoided gothic metaphors. In recent years, however, minority authors have shown an interest in the gothic, signalling an emerging critical discourse. This "spectral turn" sees minority writers reversing long-standing characterizations of their identity as "monstrous" or invisible in order to show their connections to and disconnection from stories of the nation."--Book cover
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
C813/.0872909054
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9185.5.G67
LC item number
U57 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1963-
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  • Turcotte, Gerry
  • Sugars, Cynthia Conchita
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  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • History in literature
  • Ambivalence in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • History in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • National characteristics, Canadian, in literature
  • Canadian literature
  • Postcolonialism
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
  • Ambivalence in literature
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
  • History in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Postkoloniale Literatur
  • Schauerliteratur
  • Englisch
  • Kanada
  • Kanada
  • Englisch
  • Postkolonialism i litteraturen
  • Historia i litteraturen
  • Kanadensisk litteratur (engelskspråkig)
Label
Unsettled remains : Canadian literature and the postcolonial gothic, edited by Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic / Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte -- Chapter One: Catholic Gothic: Atavism, Orientalism, and Generic Change in Charles De Guise's Le Cap au diable (1863) / Andrea Cabajsky -- Chapter Two: Viking Graves Revisited: Pre-Colonial Primitivism in Farley Mowat's Northern Gothic / Brian Johnson -- Chapter Three: Coyote's Children and the Canadian Gothic: Sheila Watson's The Double Hook and Gail Anderson-Dargatz's The Cure for Death by Lightning / Marlene Goldman -- Chapter Four: "Horror Written on Their Skin": Joy Kagawa's Gothic Uncanny / Gerry Turcotte -- Chapter Five: Familiar Ghosts: Feminist Postcolonial Gothic in Canada / Shelley Kulperger -- Chapter Six: Canadian Gothic and the Work of Ghosting: Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees / Atef Laouyene -- Chapter Seven: A Ukranian-Canadian Gothic?: Ethnic Angst in Janice Kulyk Keefer's The Green Library / Lindy Ledohowski -- Chapter Eight: "Something not unlike enjoyment": Gothicism, Catholicism, and Sexuality in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen / Jennifer Henderson -- Chapter Nine: Rethinking the Canadian Gothic: Reading Eden Robinson's Monkey Beach / Jennifer Andrews -- Chapter Ten: Beothuk Gothic: Michael Crummey's River Thieves / Herb Wyile -- Chapter Eleven: Keeping the Gothic at (Sick) Bay: Reading the Transferences in Vincent Lam's Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures / Cynthia Sugars
Control code
659589214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 297 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to LAC onsite clients
Isbn
9781554582945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659589214
Label
Unsettled remains : Canadian literature and the postcolonial gothic, edited by Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic / Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte -- Chapter One: Catholic Gothic: Atavism, Orientalism, and Generic Change in Charles De Guise's Le Cap au diable (1863) / Andrea Cabajsky -- Chapter Two: Viking Graves Revisited: Pre-Colonial Primitivism in Farley Mowat's Northern Gothic / Brian Johnson -- Chapter Three: Coyote's Children and the Canadian Gothic: Sheila Watson's The Double Hook and Gail Anderson-Dargatz's The Cure for Death by Lightning / Marlene Goldman -- Chapter Four: "Horror Written on Their Skin": Joy Kagawa's Gothic Uncanny / Gerry Turcotte -- Chapter Five: Familiar Ghosts: Feminist Postcolonial Gothic in Canada / Shelley Kulperger -- Chapter Six: Canadian Gothic and the Work of Ghosting: Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees / Atef Laouyene -- Chapter Seven: A Ukranian-Canadian Gothic?: Ethnic Angst in Janice Kulyk Keefer's The Green Library / Lindy Ledohowski -- Chapter Eight: "Something not unlike enjoyment": Gothicism, Catholicism, and Sexuality in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen / Jennifer Henderson -- Chapter Nine: Rethinking the Canadian Gothic: Reading Eden Robinson's Monkey Beach / Jennifer Andrews -- Chapter Ten: Beothuk Gothic: Michael Crummey's River Thieves / Herb Wyile -- Chapter Eleven: Keeping the Gothic at (Sick) Bay: Reading the Transferences in Vincent Lam's Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures / Cynthia Sugars
Control code
659589214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 297 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to LAC onsite clients
Isbn
9781554582945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659589214

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