Contemporary Theories and Canadian Fiction: Shifting Sands (Canadian Studies v. 21)

Contemporary Theories and Canadian Fiction: Shifting Sands (Canadian Studies v. 21)

By: Eva Darias-Beautell (author)Hardback

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This study attempts to bring together a series of provinces between and within contemporary theory, criticism and fiction. It provides an overview of some of the most complex issues shaping present literary debates with a clear focus on Canadian fiction of the last 20 years of the 20th century.


Visible structures - the theory and literary practices of post-structuralism: discourse, ideology and the subject; origin, structure and meaning; Derrida's deconstruction; practice and problems. The postmodern condition and the text: postmodernism and repesentation; postmodern fiction/intertextual fictions; the Canadian postmodern. Writing the postcolonial/transcultural subject in the Canadian space: postcolonial theory and the politics of the represented representing; deconstructing history and nation; writing back and beyond - cross/transcultural approaches to self-representation. Feminisms, postmodes and contemporary Canadian women's writings in context: the otherness of women; the subject(s) of feminist theory; gender and postmodes; Canadian women writers in context; views from elsewhere.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773481732
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 267
  • ID: 9780773481732
  • ISBN10: 0773481737

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