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Title Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context / edited by Marta Dvořák and W.H. New.
Imprint Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2007]
Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010.

Subject Short stories, Commonwealth (English) -- History and criticism.
Commonwealth fiction (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Short stories, Canadian -- History and criticism.
Canadian fiction -- 20 century -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
Space in literature.
Literature and society -- Commonwealth countries -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and history -- Commonwealth countries -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Dvorak, Marta.
New, W. H. (William Herbert), 1938-
Tropes and Territories Conference (2005 : Paris, France)
Description 1 online resource (1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages))
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
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 Dvŏrák 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 Dvŏrák / 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 Suaþrez -- "We use dah membering": oral memory in Meþtis 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 Tadieþ -- 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" / Heþliane 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.
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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."--Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
ISBN 9780773575714 (electronic bk.)
0773575715 (electronic bk.)
9780773532892 (bound)
0773532897 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 759157127
Additional Format Print version: 9780773532892

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