Adjacencies: Minority Writing in Canada

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Licia Canton, Domenic A. Beneventi, Lianne Moyes
Independent Publishe, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
Canada has often been described as a patchwork of cultural and linguistic communities that continually intersect with one another in interesting and provocative ways. This collection of essays provides a forum in which ethnicity and literature are explored from a broad range of critical perspectives including feminism, psychoanalysis, cinema, cultural studies, history, gender and native studies. They do so by addressing the many ways in which minority writers not only create sense of community and ethnic specificity but also open avenues of discourse to adjacent communities. Offering readings of such diverse writers as Austin Clarke, Caterina Edwards, Mary di Michele, Kristjana Gunnars, Nadine Ltaif, Robert Majzels, Michael Ondaatje, F.G. Paci, Marguerite-A. Primeau, Régine Robin and Aritha van Herk, this collection discusses and debates the issues pertinent to contemporary ethnic/minority studies in Canada.

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Licia Canton is the author of Almond Wine and Fertility (2008) and editor-in-chief of Accenti Magazine. She holds a Ph.D. from Université de Montréal. Giulia De Gasperi is a literary translator and editor. She holds a Ph.D. from Ca' Foscari University, Venice. She lives in Prince Edward Island. Michael Mirolla's novel Berlin won the Bressani Prize in 2010, and his collection of poetry The House on 14th Avenue won in 2014. Maria Cristina Seccia is a lecturer at Bangor University, Wales. She holds a Ph.D. in Translation Studies from Bangor University.

Lianne is a professor of English.

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