Re(dis)covering Our Foremothers: Nineteenth-century Canadian Women Writers

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Lorraine McMullen
University of Ottawa Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 203 pages
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The modern literary searchlight has flushed out Canada’s long neglected nineteenth century female writers. New critical approaches are advocated and others are encouraged to take on the difficulties – and rewards – of research into the lives of our foremothers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Tradition in Canadian Womens Writing
5
ResearchProblems and Solutions
23
Anthologies and the Canon of Early Canadian Women Writers
55
The First Generation of Canadian Women Journalists
77
The Atlantic Crossing as a Rubicon for Female Emigrants to Canada?
91
Pioneer Women Autobiographers and their Relation to the Land
123
Susanna Moodie
137
The Record of Catharine Parr Traills Struggles as an Amateur Botanist in NineteenthCentury Canada
173
Reading Sara Jeannette Duncans Challenge to Narrative
187
Afterword
199
Contributors
201
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