Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary

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Marta Dvorak, Manina Jones
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2007 - LITERARY CRITICISM - 286 pages
Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary begins with a previously unpublished article by Shields. In the essays that follow, international scholars employ a variety of theories and methodologies in their analyses of her work, including narrative theory, cultural criticism, feminist analysis, psychoanalytic approaches, tropological explication, theories of authorship, and ficto-criticism to demonstrate how Shields's writing represents a genuine revision of literary realism in which the ordinary is subject to contemplation and not just celebration.
 

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Contents

1 A View from the Edge of the Edge
17
ESSAYINGASSAYING GENRE BIOGRAPHY ARCHIVE SHORT STORY NOVEL
31
MARGINS OF OTHERNESS REFLECTION SUBJECTIVITY EMBODIMENT
137
EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCES PRODUCTION AND RECEPTION
221
Index
271
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Marta Dvorak is professor of Canadian and postcolonial literatures in English at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, former associate editor of "The International Journal of Canadian Studies", and editor of "Commonwealth Essays and Studies". Focusing her research on (post)modernism and cross-culturalism, she has authored and edited books ranging from "Ernest Buckler: Rediscovery and Reassessment" (WLU Press, 2001) to "Tropes and Territories: Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readin

Manina Jones is associate professor, English, University of Western Ontario.

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