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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
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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9084
LC item number
.T76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dvorak, Marta
  • New, W. H.
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
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
Contents
Introduction, troping the territory / Marta Dvořák 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 Dvořák / 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 Suárez -- "We use dah membering" : oral memory in Métis 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 Tadié -- 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" / Héliane 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 368 p.
Isbn
9780773532892
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008428210
System control number
  • 2942359-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2942359
  • (Sirsi) o124034569
  • (OCoLC)124034569
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
Contents
Introduction, troping the territory / Marta Dvořák 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 Dvořák / 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 Suárez -- "We use dah membering" : oral memory in Métis 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 Tadié -- 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" / Héliane 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 368 p.
Isbn
9780773532892
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008428210
System control number
  • 2942359-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2942359
  • (Sirsi) o124034569
  • (OCoLC)124034569

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