Gothic Canada

Gothic Canada
  • Author : Justin D. Edwards
  • Publsiher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 02 February 2010
  • ISBN : 0888647603
  • Pages : 232 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Summary:
Canadians have always been obsessed with the idea of their own identities. Stories that tell us who we are provide a reassuring sense of identity for the individual and the nation. Hockey. Maple Leaves. Beavers. But collective stories tend to be haunted by a fear that a shared narrative might be nothing more than an elaborate artifice. This fear has long been a source of gothic inspiration for Canadian writers. A haunted Canadian self returns again and again. Polite. Friendly. Not American. With examples of gothic discourse from Canadian fiction, autobiography, film, poetry, and drama, Justin Edwards analyzes the ghost at the heart of the nation. A major contribution to cultural and literary studies, Gothic Canada unearths two centuries of Canadian gothic writings to reveal uncanny traditions of trauma, repression, and monstrosity.


Gothic Canada

Gothic Canada
  • Author : Justin D. Edwards
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 02 February 2010
GET THIS BOOKGothic Canada

Canadians have always been obsessed with the idea of their own identities. Stories that tell us who we are provide a reassuring sense of identity for the individual and the nation. Hockey. Maple Leaves. Beavers. But collective stories tend to be haunted by a fear that a shared narrative might be nothing more than an elaborate artifice. This fear has long been a source of gothic inspiration for Canadian writers. A haunted Canadian self returns again and again. Polite. Friendly.


Canadian Gothic

Canadian Gothic
  • Author : Cynthia Sugars
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release : 15 January 2014
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This book explores the Gothic tradition in Canadian literature by tracing a distinctive reworking of the British Gothic in Canada. It traces the ways the Gothic genre was reinvented for a specifically Canadian context. On the one hand, Canadian writers expressed anxiety about the applicability of the British Gothic tradition to the colonies; on the other, they turned to the Gothic for its vitalising rather than unsettling potential. After charting this history of Gothic infusion, Canadian Gothic turns its attention


The Haunted Wilderness as the Sublime in Canadian Gothic Fiction in the 19th Century

The Haunted Wilderness as the Sublime in Canadian Gothic Fiction in the 19th Century
  • Author : Daniela Schröder,Daniela der
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 01 September 2009
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Hamburg (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: American Gothic of the 19th century, language: English, abstract: This work focuses on the question how and why nature can be seen as the Sublime in Canadian Gothic fiction of the 19th century. This will be shown on the poem "Death in the Arctic" by Robert W. Service. A short summary will be given at the beginning and


Gothic Canada : Reading the Spectre of a National Literature

Gothic Canada : Reading the Spectre of a National Literature
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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Canadians have always been obsessed with the idea of their own identities. Stories that tell us who we are provide a reassuring sense of identity for the individual and the nation. Hockey. Maple Leaves. Beavers. But collective stories tend to be haunted by a fear that a shared narrative might be nothing more than an elaborate artifice. This fear has long been a source of gothic inspiration for Canadian writers. A haunted Canadian self returns again and again. Polite. Friendly.


Unsettled Remains

Unsettled Remains
  • Author : Cynthia Sugars,Gerry Turcotte
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release : 27 August 2010
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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


A New Companion to The Gothic

A New Companion to The Gothic
  • Author : David Punter
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 20 February 2012
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The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy. The addition of 12 new essays and a section on ‘Global Gothic’ reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade. Many of the original essays have been revised to reflect current debates Offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned Features important and original


Gothic Revival in Canadian Architecture

Gothic Revival in Canadian Architecture
  • Author : Mathilde Brosseau,Parks Canada. National Historic Parks and Sites Branch
  • Publisher : National Historic Parks and Sites Branch
  • Release : 25 February 1980
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"This study deals with the evolution of Gothic Revival in Canadian architecture. It goes back to the origins of the style, marks its arrival in the country and traces its four mutations ranging over the greater part of the 19th century and even into the first decades of the 20th century"--Abstract, p. 6.


Peripheral Fear

Peripheral Fear
  • Author : Gerry Turcotte
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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This is a pioneering work published here for the first time in its complete form. At a time when Gothic studies still concentrated on traditional European and American Gothic, the author laid the foundations for the exploration of how Gothic conventions were transported and transformed in places remote from Europe. Through a detailed reading of 19th- and 20th-century examples of Canadian and Australian Gothic fiction, this work demonstrates the transformative potential of a once much-maligned mode in what were arguably


Gothic Topographies

Gothic Topographies
  • Author : Matti Savolainen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 April 2016
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In demonstrating the global reach of Gothic literatures, this collection takes up the influence of the Gothic mode in literatures that may be geographically remote from one another but still share related issues of minor languages, nation building, place and race. Suggesting that there is a parallel between certain motifs and themes found in the Gothic of the North (Scandinavia, Northern Europe and Canada) and South (Australia, South Africa and the US South), the essays explore the transgressions and confusion


The Gothic Line

The Gothic Line
  • Author : Mark Zuehlke
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Release : 01 July 2009
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Like an armor-toothed belt across Italy’s upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fortified and fiercely defended position the German army had yet thrown in the path of the Allied forces. On August 25, 1944, it fell to I Canadian Corps to spearhead the famed Eighth Army’s major offensive, intended to rip through it. The 1st Infantry and 5th Armored Divisions advanced into a killing ground covered by thousands of machine-gun, antitank gun positions, and pillboxes expertly sited behind


21st-Century Gothic

21st-Century Gothic
  • Author : Danel Olson
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 29 December 2010
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Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010.


Postcolonial Gothic Fictions from the Caribbean, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Postcolonial Gothic Fictions from the Caribbean, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • Author : Alison Rudd
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 25 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKPostcolonial Gothic Fictions from the Caribbean, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Alison Rudd provides a comparative analysis of the way the gothic has provided writers from the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with a means to express the anxieties of postcolonial experience and the traumatic legacies of colonialism. She covers a diverse terrain of well-known contemporary writers, including Derek Walcott, Shani Mootoo, Margaret Atwood, Peter Carey, and Keri Hulme.