Exploring Canada: Exploits and Encounters
Published by: P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A., Éditions Scientifiques Int
Imprint: Peter Lang, International Academic Publishers
Sales Date: 2021-12-14
Published: December 2021
Dimensions: 148.00 x 210.00
148.00 x 210.00 x 0.70 in
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Exploring Canada: Exploits and Encounters is a collection of articles on a broad variety of Canadian topics and themes, from literature to language and linguistics, from social and political issues to art and aesthetics, philosophy, history and geography. Initiated by The Nordic Association for Canadian Studies (NACS), this volume has been put together by an international team of scholars who all work in the multidisciplinary field of Canadian Studies.
The book engages with the broad theme of exploration in both concrete and metaphorical terms. The writers recognise that Canadian society has emerged from complex processes of exploration and encounters between people and ideas. The volume looks beyond simply celebrating these processes, and asks how different peoples, regions and ideas in Canada have been shaped by centuries of exploits and encounters in terms of gaining visibility and representation in the political life, literature and social relations of a multi-ethnic society.
Gerd Bjørhovde & Janne Korkka: Introduction: Exploring Canada – Aritha van Herk: Encounters of Writer/ Explorers: Surprise and Ambush – Kim Richard Nossal: Northern Approaches: The Harper Government’s Arctic Policies Reconsidered – Karim M. Tiro & Roy Wright: The Mathematical Encounter: Land, Language and Numbers in the Creation of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory – Mary I. Ingraham: Cultural Extractivism and the Possibility for Resurgence – Giorgio Baruchello: From Ontario to the United Nations: An Introduction to the Thought and Influence of John McMurtry, FRSC – Jennifer Andrews: Becoming Bird(ie): Exposing Canadian Government Complicity with Forced Adoptions in Christina Sunley’s The Tricking of Freya – Uwe Zagratzki: Striking Many Chords: Selected Canadian World War II Novels – Jordan Bolay: Becoming Lost: Rediscovering Absence through the Guy Vanderhaeghe Fonds – Marta Kijewska- Trembecka: Canada Equals "The Good Life": Two Centuries of Polish Emigrants’ Experiences of "Exploring" Canada – Judit Nagy & Sangjun Jeong: Diasporic Explorations: Korean Canadian Immigrants’ Convenience Store Stories – Yulia Gordina: "She’s an intense little chick. – She’s Russian": Orientalizing East European Women in Canadian Narratives – Nikola Tutek: An Island in Between: Subtle Literary Exploration of Iceland in George Bowering’s "Discoloured Metal" – Kristín M. Jóhannsdóttir: Tense in North American Icelandic – Vilhelm: Vilhelmsson: Proving Their Worth: Icelanders and the Winnipeg Labour Movement, 1890– 1900 – Editors – Contributors.