The chapters in this volume, a groundbreaking work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric American studies, expand the horizons of Canadian and Quebecois literatures, suggest alternative approaches to models centred on the United States, and analyze the risks and benefits of hemispheric approaches to Canada and Quebec. Revealing the connections among a broad range of Canadian, Quebecois, American, Caribbean, Latin American, and diasporic literatures, the contributors critique the neglect of Canadian works in Hemispheric studies and show how such writing can be successfully integrated into an emerging area of literary inquiry. An important development in understanding the diversity of literatures throughout the western hemisphere, Canada and Its Americas reveals exciting new ways for thinking about transnationalism, regionalism, border cultures, and the literatures they produce.
Winfried Siemerling is a professor of english at the University of Waterloo. Sarah Phillips Casteel is an associate professor of english at Carleton University.
Acknowledgments Introduction: Canada and Its Americas / Winfried Siemerling and Sarah Phillips Casteel DEFENDING THE NATION? 01 Worlding the (Postcolonial) Nation: Canada's Americas / Cynthia Sugars; 2 Hemispheric Studies or Scholarly nafta? The Case for Canadian Literary Studies / Herb Wyile; 3 Counter-Worlding A/americanite / David Leahy INDIGENOUS REMAPPINGS OF AMERICA 04 Representations of the Native and the New World Subject / Amaryll Chanady; 5 Indigeneity and Diasporic Belonging: Three New World Readings of Chief Sitting Bull / Sarah Phillips Casteel; 6 Outer America: Racial Hybridity and Canada's Peripheral Place in Inter-American Discourse / Albert Braz POSTSLAVERY ROUTES 07 Eyeing the North Star? Figuring Canada in Postslavery Fiction and Drama / Maureen Moynagh; 8 "May I See Some Identification?" Race, Borders, and Identities in Any Known Blood / Winfried Siemerling QUEBEC CONNECTIONS 09 Translating in the Multilingual City: Montreal as a City of the Americas / Sherry Simon; 10 "Lucky to be so bilingual": Quebecois and Chicano/a Literatures in a Comparative Context / Monika Giacoppe; 11 Louis Dantin's American Life / Patricia Godbout; 12 Transculturation and National Identity in the Novel Rojo, amarillo y verde by Alejandro Saravia / Hugh Hazelton; 13 Looking beyond the Elephant: The Mexican Connection in Francine Noel's La Conjuration des batards / Catherine Khordoc Contributors; References; Index