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The Resource Challenging Canada : dialogism and narrative techniques in Canadian novels, Gabriele Helms

Challenging Canada : dialogism and narrative techniques in Canadian novels, Gabriele Helms

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Challenging Canada : dialogism and narrative techniques in Canadian novels
Title
Challenging Canada
Title remainder
dialogism and narrative techniques in Canadian novels
Statement of responsibility
Gabriele Helms
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Challenging Canada is the first book-length study to bring a Bakhtinian approach to bear on Canadian literature. Gabriele Helms develops a cultural narratology to argue that the contemporary Canadian novels in English considered in this book challenge dominant constructions of Canada from positions of difference and resistance, inscribing previously oppressed and silenced voices through dialogic relations. She makes Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of dialogism amenable to textual analysis and problematizes its ideological forces by emphasizing elements of struggle and conflict. Challenging Canada rejects dialogism as a normative liberal pluralism and understands the inequality between voices as historically and socially constructed."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NLC
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1966-
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Helms, Gabriele
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Canadian fiction
  • Canadian fiction
  • Minorities in literature
  • Dialogism (Literary analysis)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Challenging Canada : dialogism and narrative techniques in Canadian novels, Gabriele Helms
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-206) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Dialogism, Cultural Narratology, and Contemporary Canadian Novels : What's the Point?.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Dialogism : Yesterday's "Fave Rave" or Opportunity for Critical Intervention?.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Storying Family History : Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Sky Lee's Disappearing Moon Cafe.
  • p. 32
  • 4.
  • Processes of Un/reading in Daphne Marlatt's Ana Historic and Aritha van Herk's Places Far from Ellesmere.
  • p. 66
  • 5.
  • Critiquing the Choice That Is Not One : Jeannette Armstrong's Slash and Thomas King's Green Grass, Running Water.
  • p. 99
  • 6.
  • Is Difficulty Impolite? The Performative in Margaret Sweatman's Fox.
  • p. 125
  • 7.
  • Writing into the Page Ahead.
  • p. 145
  • Notes.
  • p. 155
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 179
  • Index.
  • p. 207
Control code
NJPGV4057702-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 212 p.
Isbn
9780773525870
Label
Challenging Canada : dialogism and narrative techniques in Canadian novels, Gabriele Helms
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-206) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Dialogism, Cultural Narratology, and Contemporary Canadian Novels : What's the Point?.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Dialogism : Yesterday's "Fave Rave" or Opportunity for Critical Intervention?.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Storying Family History : Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Sky Lee's Disappearing Moon Cafe.
  • p. 32
  • 4.
  • Processes of Un/reading in Daphne Marlatt's Ana Historic and Aritha van Herk's Places Far from Ellesmere.
  • p. 66
  • 5.
  • Critiquing the Choice That Is Not One : Jeannette Armstrong's Slash and Thomas King's Green Grass, Running Water.
  • p. 99
  • 6.
  • Is Difficulty Impolite? The Performative in Margaret Sweatman's Fox.
  • p. 125
  • 7.
  • Writing into the Page Ahead.
  • p. 145
  • Notes.
  • p. 155
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 179
  • Index.
  • p. 207
Control code
NJPGV4057702-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 212 p.
Isbn
9780773525870

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