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The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

2nd Edition


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Eva-Marie Kröller, Penny Van Toorn, Daniel Justice, E. D. Blodgett, Christoph Irmscher, Ric Knowles, Jessica Riley, David Staines, Marta Dvorak, Robert Thacker, Coral Ann Howells, Julie Rak, Janice Fiamengo, Shelley Hulan
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  • Date Published: June 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107159624

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  • This fully revised second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature offers a comprehensive introduction to major writers, genres and topics. For this edition several chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect major developments in Canadian literature since 2004. Surveys of fiction, drama and poetry are complemented by chapters on Aboriginal writing, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women and the emergence of urban writing. Areas of research that have expanded since the first edition include environmental concerns and questions of sexuality which are freshly explored across several different chapters. A substantial chapter on francophone writing is included. Authors such as Margaret Atwood, noted for her experiments in multiple literary genres, are given full consideration, as is the work of authors who have achieved major recognition, such as Alice Munro, recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature.

    • A compact, multi-author introduction to major genres and topics of Canadian literature
    • Newly included research on environmental issues and questions of sexuality reflect developments in Canadian literature has been provided since the first edition
    • Provides completely new material not present in the first edition, including rewrites of essays on life writing and literary criticism
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107159624
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Eva-Marie Kröller
    1. Aboriginal writing Penny Van Toorn and Daniel Justice
    2. Francophone writing E. D. Blodgett
    3. Exploration and travel Eva-Marie Kröller
    4. Nature-writing Christoph Irmscher
    5. Drama Ric Knowles and Jessica Riley
    6. Poetry David Staines
    7. Fiction Marta Dvorak
    8. Short fiction Robert Thacker
    9. Writing by women Coral Ann Howells
    10. Life writing Julie Rak
    11. Regionalism and urbanism Janice Fiamengo
    12. Canadian literary criticism and the idea of a national literature Shelley Hulan
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  • Editor

    Eva-Marie Kröller, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Eva-Marie Kröller edited The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature (Cambridge, 2004) and the Cambridge History of Canadian Literature (with Coral Ann Howells, Cambridge, 2009). She has published widely on travel writing and cultural semiotics, and won a Killam Research Prize as well as the Distinguished Editor Award of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals for her work as editor of the journal Canadian Literature from 1995–2003. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


    Eva-Marie Kröller, Penny Van Toorn, Daniel Justice, E. D. Blodgett, Christoph Irmscher, Ric Knowles, Jessica Riley, David Staines, Marta Dvorak, Robert Thacker, Coral Ann Howells, Julie Rak, Janice Fiamengo, Shelley Hulan

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