University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: April 1998
Features: B&W photos, notes, bibliography, index
Series: Alberta Reflections
Keywords: Literature;Criticism;History
Subject(s): LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian, Literature;Criticism;History, Literary Criticism, Alberta History
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

George Melnyk. George Melnyk is a cultural historian who has published some twenty books in a distinguished career, including works of philosophy, history, politics, and poetry. He teaches in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary, where he specializes in Canadian cinema.

"Both volumes sit on my desk and sometimes get daily reference. I can say or give no better endorsement to this second volume than to say it made me want to read the books discussed." Gordon Morash, Edmonton Journal


"poses a radical challenge to the literary status quo.. The Literary History of Alberta offers tantalizing glimpses into previously unfamiliar prairie literary terrain and provides an initial step in the incorporation of early Native oral, incised, and painted 'texts' into that terrain. Of equal importance, The Literary History of Alberta challenges the hegemony within Canada of the combined literatures of just two other provinces -Ontario and Quebec- which still today often masquerade under the pseudonym of 'The Canadian Literary Tradition.' George Melnyk's book marks a significant contribution to the study and appreciation of the literature of the North American Plains." Pamela Banting, Great Plains Quarterly (U of Nebraska) 

ISBNs: 9780888643162 978-0-88864-316-2 Title: the literary history of alberta volume one ISBNs: 9780888642967 978-0-88864-296-7 Title: the literary history of alberta volume one