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eBook Land Sliding: Imagining Space, Presence, and Power in Canadian Writing ePub

by W.H. New

  • ISBN: 0802079628
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: W.H. New
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 1 edition (May 23, 1997)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1905 kb
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1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages) : Why have so many of this century's prominent political and literary critics wanted to find a single metaphor to describe the character of Canada?

1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages) : Why have so many of this century's prominent political and literary critics wanted to find a single metaphor to describe the character of Canada? Why have so many used land-based metaphors in reference to the divisions between centre and margin, colony and empire, wealth and power? . New, in Land Sliding: Imagining Space, Presence, and Power in Canadian Writing, investigates this established paradigm by examining why so many writers have accepted the land as a comprehensive image of nationhood

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New discusses the ways in which Canadian writing, through images of land and space, expresses various assumptions about social values. In addition to wide range of literary texts, he also draws upon geography, the social sciences, and the visual arts. eISBN: 978-1-4426-7656-5. In the foreground, the upper torso of a man can be seen. He is lying on his back on a tessellated floor and, with both hands, is clutching at the plateau that occupies the visual background; he has apparently even grasped the edge of the land, and is sliding it towards him, pulling the landscape over him (and towards the observer), like a blanket.

Why do so many use land-based metaphors to ask about the divisions between centres and margins, colony and empire, wealth and power? .

Land Sliding: Imagining Space, Presence, and Power in Canadian Writing. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Pennee, Donna Palmateer. Literary Citizenship: Culture (Un)Bounded, Culture (Re)Distributed. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Siemerling, Winfried. The Black Atlantic Reconsidered: Black Canadian Writing, Cultural History, and the Presence of the Past.

Land Sliding: Imagining space, presence & power in canadian Writing. New," Georgia Straight, Straight. com, October 14, 2004. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. History of Canadian Literature, About, Canadian Literature.

Land Sliding: Imagining Space, Presence, and Power in Canadian Writing William H. New Ограниченный .

from the University of Washington. He is Professor and Head of the Department of English at the University of Calgary.

Coauthors & Alternates.

Land Sliding: Imagining Space, Presence, and Power in Canadian Writing: ISBN 9780802079626 (978-0-8020-7962-6) Softcover, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1997. Coauthors & Alternates.

Space, Presence & Power in Canadian Writing" — 1997 "Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Form" — 1999 "Grandchild of Empire: About Irony, Mainly in the Commonwealth" — 2003.

Space, Presence & Power in Canadian Writing" - 1997 "Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Form" - 1999 "Grandchild of Empire: About Irony, Mainly in the Commonwealth" - 2003. Science Lessons" - 1996 "Raucous" - 1999 "Riverbook and Ocean" - 2002 "Night Room" - 2003 "Underwood Log" - 2004 "Touching Ecuador" - 2006 "Along a Snake Fence Riding" - 2007.

Why have so many of this century's prominent political and literary critics wanted to find a single metaphor to describe the character of Canada? Why do so many use land-based metaphors to ask about the divisions between centres and margins, colony and empire, wealth and power? W.H. New, in Land Sliding: Imagining Space, Presence, and Power in Canadian Writing, investigates this established paradigm by examining why so many writers have accepted the land as a comprehensive image of nationhood. Is there in fact, he questions, a landscape which is 'natural,' unmediated by social values and literary representation?

Asking what 'land' as an abstract concept and a physical site has to do with writing, representation, and power, New looks at the 'sliding' relationship by which people associate their surroundings with their position in society. New's study of land in literature is a commentary on the way a culture produces values by transforming the 'natural' into literary idiom and, in turn, making literary convention seem natural. Land Sliding develops not as a history of uniformity or progress, but as a series of dialogues between past and present, between paradigms and disciplines. It draws on a wide range of texts including First Nations narratives, contemporary poetry and fiction, government documents, real estate ads, artwork, and photographs to illustrate the complex associations that link place, power, and language in Canada today.

W.H. New invites readers to look again at Canada's changing cultural character by rereading both the landscape and the people who have interpreted it. Land Sliding will have an important place in many disciplines, among them literary studies, geography, fine arts, and Canadian studies.