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From Transience to Trenches: Masculinity and Radical Politics in Canadian Fiction of the Great DepressionDownload
This thesis looks at gender practices in Canadian radical political movements through the novels of the Great Depression. In the first chapter, I examine hegemonic masculinity, as defined by R.W. Connell and James W. Messerschmidt, in Irene Baird’s unemployment novel Waste Heritage. The...
Going Local in the Global: A Canadian Literary Bioregional Turn confronts assumptions that bioregionalism with its restricted focus on the local limits apprehension of global environmental issues. Some proponents of cosmopolitanism argue that bioregionalism and its precursor regionalism do not...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2018: From 1968 to 1985, a small division within the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND)--now Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)--pursued initiatives designed to encourage the development of Inuit literary production in Canada. At times acting without the...
Texts like the world: the use of utopian discourse to represent place in works by Nicole Brossard and Dionne BrandDownload
“Texts like the World” examines Nicole Brossard’s Picture Theory and Mauve Desert and Dionne Brand’s No Language is Neutral and A Map to the Door of No Return in order to demonstrate how these authors figure place in ways that are representative of utopian discourse. To do so, I draw primarily on...
Three Black Crows is an original work of fiction exploring colonial violence and resistance through the archetypal narrative of the hunt and the relationship between big game hunter and native guide. The novel is based in a tradition of Canadian prairie fiction and conventions of the Western...