Book details

Publication date: November 2017
Features: 5 B&W images, notes, bibliography, index
Keywords: Canadian Literature / Literary Criticism
Subject(s): LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian, Literary Studies, Literary Studies / Literary Criticism, Literary Studies, Literary Studies / Canadian Literature, Canadian Literature / Literary Criticism, Literary Criticism, Canadian Literature, LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / General, Literary studies: general, Canadian Literature / Literary Criticism
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
Benjamin Authers is Lecturer at Flinders University, Adelaide, and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra. Maïté Snauwaert is Associate Professor and Daniel Laforest is Associate Professor, both at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

"This excellent scholarly collection includes seven essays in English and five in French on various facets of the relationship between space and memory.... The book will be of interest not only to scholars of Canadian literature, but also to those of postcolonial and diasporic literatures.... [This] book serves as a valuable challenge to scholars in both languages to deepen our understanding of Canada’s literary past in both ways."

Laurel Ryan, Canadian Literature

Gabrielle Roy Prize - Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures, Canada
Introduction: Paul D. Morris and Albert Braz, “The Nation and Its Literature(s): Representing People, Representing a People”
1: Paul D. Morris (Université de Saint-Boniface), “Reticent Nations: Governor General’s Award-Winning Fiction and the Representation of Canada”
2: Matthew Cormier (University of Alberta), “Cultural Memory, National Identity: The Changing Paradigms of Acadian Literature”
3: Matthew Tétreault (University of Alberta), “Literary Resistance: Situating a Métis National Literature”
4: Sabujkoli Bandopadhyay (University of Regina), “Intersections of Nationhood, Multiculturalism, and Globalization in South Asian Canadian Fiction: A Study of Anita Rau Badami’s Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?”
5: Asma Sayed (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), “Canadian Literature in Heritage Languages and the Politics of Canon Formation”
6: Doris Hambuch (United Arab Emirates University), “‘No nation now but the imagination’: No Caribbean Nation without the Dutch Caribbean”
7: Jerry White (University of Saskatchewan), “Rediscovering the Republic: The Work of Joan Daniel Bezsonoff”
8: Clara Joseph (University of Calgary), “A Multinational Narrative in a Case Study of Translating an Eastern Christian Play”
9: Albert Braz (University of Alberta), “Nigeria’s Other Civil War: Ken Saro-Wiwa and Ogoni Nationalism”
10: Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike (University of Alberta), “‘Write Only the Truth’: (Re)Contesting the Nigerian Nation in Chimeka Garricks’s Tomorrow Died Yesterday and Helon Habila’s Oil on Water”
ISBNs: 9781772122701 978-1-77212-270-1 Title: inhabiting memory in canadian literature / habiter la memoire dans la litterature canadienne