Canada from the Outside in / Le Canada Vu D'ailleurs

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9789052010410
Pages : 294 pages
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Download or read book Canada from the Outside in / Le Canada Vu D'ailleurs written by Zilá Bernd and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2006 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected papers presented at the International Council for Canadian Studies biennial conference held May 25-27, 2005.

Metropolitan Mosaics and Melting-Pots

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443869546
Pages : 250 pages
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Download or read book Metropolitan Mosaics and Melting-Pots written by Adlai Murdoch and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-10-16 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Migration is both a demographic and a cultural phenomenon. As such, it both reshapes the global village and subverts the all-encompassing vision of the city, a space split between the blending of all new cultures and the need felt by many migrants to maintain their traditions and thereby contribute to a multicultural mosaic. This series of essays explores how the concepts of the melting-pot and the mosaic have shaped the representation of Paris and Montreal in francophone literatures. Migrant movements to these cities from the Caribbean, the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, Quebec, Indochina, and the Indian Ocean have produced new groups of intersecting cultures. Under the dual influences of their native and host countries, migrants have produced an innovative and multifaceted literature that reflects their composite world-view. Their writing poses pressing questions of ethnicity, immigration, integration, and citizenship, and challenges longstanding notions both of the concept of the city and of how its spaces embody and articulate Frenchness in the face of ongoing change. Such shifts produce changes not only in the diasporic culture, but in the national culture as well, through creolization processes. These shifting identities increasingly destabilize current notions of national membership and social and cultural belonging, since we can no longer presume a direct correspondence between place, culture, language and identity. They also pose new questions of national identity and difference as the immigrant presence expands and inflects the cosmopolitan pluralism of today’s societies.

Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves

Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN : 1781386536
Pages : 186 pages
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Download or read book Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves written by Doris Kadish and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2012-10-17 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves brings to life the unique contribution by French women during the early nineteenth century, a key period in the history of colonialism and slavery. The book enriches our understanding of French and Atlantic history in the revolutionary and postrevolutionary years when Haiti was menaced with the re-establishment of slavery and when class, race, and gender identities were being renegotiated. It offers in-depth readings of works by Germaine de Staël, Claire de Duras, and Marceline Desbordes-Valmore. In addition to these now canonical French authors, it calls attention to the lives and works of two lesser-known but important figures—Charlotte Dard and Sophie Doin. Approaching these five women through the prism of paternal authority, Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves explores the empathy that daughters show toward blacks as well as their resistance against the oppression exercised by male colonists and other authority figures. The works by these French women antislavery writers bear significant similarities, which the book explores, with twentieth and twenty-first century Francophone texts. These women’s contributions allow us to move beyond the traditional boundaries of exclusively male accounts by missionaries, explorers, functionaries, and military or political figures. They remind us of the imperative for ever-renewed gender research in the colonial archive and the need to expand conceptions of French women’s writing in the nineteenth century as being a small minority corpus. Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves contributes to an understanding of colonial fiction, Caribbean writing, romanticism, and feminism. It undercuts neat distinctions between the cultures of France and its colonies and between nineteenth and twentieth-century Francophone writing.

Le Roman de la Violette

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Pages : 80 pages
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Download or read book Le Roman de la Violette written by Douglas Labaree Buffum and published by . This book was released on 1904 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Who's who in Black Canada 2

Publisher : Who's Who in Black Canada
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ISBN : 0973138424
Pages : 402 pages
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Download or read book Who's who in Black Canada 2 written by Dawn P. Williams and published by Who's Who in Black Canada. This book was released on 2006 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this second edition of Who's Who in Black Canada, Dawn Williams updates her tome of Black achievements and success in Canada, with over 730 entries. Province by province, this indispensable educational and networking tool puts the spotlight on the impressive range of achievements of Blacks in Canada- from business leaders to musicians to engineers, artists, doctors, judges and filmmakers. Filled with information and inspiration, Who's Who in Black Canada 2 is an excellent resource for schools, libraries, professionals and those working with youth.

Littératures Canadiennes Et Identités Postcoloniales

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9789052011097
Pages : 234 pages
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Download or read book Littératures Canadiennes Et Identités Postcoloniales written by Université libre de Bruxelles. Centre d'études canadiennes and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2002 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers challenging assessments of the reconfigurations that have shaped Anglophone and Francophone Canadian literatures in the last decades of the twentieth century. Focusing on the pursuit of an ever-elusive «Canadianness» in literary texts, it documents the astonishing range of Canadian diasporic identities that have recently emerged in the Canadian literary landscape. The contributors to this volume boldly transgress the widely held critical assumptions of postcolonialism in their examination of the literary representations of contemporary Canada's many «Others». Ce volume rassemble nombre d'analyses innovatrices des reconfigurations qui ont caractérisé les littératures canadiennes anglophones et francophones durant les dernières décennies du vingtième siècle. Tout en se concentrant sur la quête de l'insaisissable «Canadianité» en littérature, l'ouvrage démontre l'étonnante diversité des identités diasporiques qui ont récemment émergé dans le paysage littéraire canadien. Les contributeurs de ce volume transgressent audacieusement les certitudes généralement acquises du postcolonialisme afin de mieux décrire les représentations littéraires des nombreux «Autres» du Canada actuel.

Nicolas Edme Rétif de la Bretonne, 'Ingénue Saxancour'

Publisher : MHRA
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ISBN : 1907322477
Pages : 274 pages
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Download or read book Nicolas Edme Rétif de la Bretonne, 'Ingénue Saxancour' written by Mary S. Trouille and published by MHRA. This book was released on 2014-05-05 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in Paris in the 1780s, Rétif de la Bretonne's Ingénue Saxancour is a thinly veiled account of his daughter's disastrous marriage to an abusive husband. From the time of her marriage in January, 1780, until she left her husband in July, 1785, Agnès Rétif suffered continually from severe physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Published in 1789, Rétif's novel scandalized the public with its graphic descriptions of his son-in-law's sexual perversity and brutal violence. Rétif's novel remains shocking more than two centuries later and continues to raise disturbing questions about power relations within abusive relationships. Perhaps most disturbing of all are the accusations leveled against Rétif himself concerning his motives for writing and publishing this account: Was he, as some charged, a shameless exhibitionist willing to reveal his family's darkest secrets merely to attract attention and broaden his readership? Was he an unscrupulous opportunist willing to capitalize on his daughter's misfortunes and risk her reputation simply to pay his debts? Or was he, as he himself claimed, trying to warn young women about the dangers of marrying men of dubious backgrounds against their parents' wishes? Rétif was all this and more: a reform-minded pioneer far in advance of his time with his graphic portrayal of spousal abuse, his call for greater public awareness of this perennial problem, and his crusade for liberal divorce laws that would allow women to escape from abusive relationships and to remarry. This, in fact, is what Agnès Rétif was able to do after passage of the divorce law passed by France's revolutionary government in 1792.

Artistes Parisiens Des XVIe Et XVIIe Siècles

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Pages : 379 pages
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Download or read book Artistes Parisiens Des XVIe Et XVIIe Siècles written by Jules Guiffrey and published by . This book was released on 1915 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Quand la folie parle

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ISBN : 1443863025
Pages : 235 pages
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Download or read book Quand la folie parle written by Gillian Ni Cheallaigh and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-26 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quand la folie parle presents a timely reinvigoration of the complex subject of madness and its literary manifestations. This stimulating study, authored by a range of young and talented international scholars, is of key importance in defining and refining our ongoing endeavours to theorise and analyse the literary representations of the problematics of mental health. By including discussions of texts that speak of madness as well as those that speak from madness, this volume demonstrates that, in fact, the non-sense of madness achieves a force of expression often more powerful than the usual order of logic. Embracing the scientific, the religious, the medical, the psychoanalytic, the historical, the erotic, and, of course, the properly literary, this wide-ranging, historically-informed collection is particularly significant in its exploration of both the “madwoman” and the “madman,” and exhibits an inclusiveness which extends to the genres and modes of the texts examined. The authors discussed, from Nerval and Houellebecq to NDiaye and Lê, provide a refreshingly “balanced” picture of mental illness, presenting madness or depression as a contestatory, creative stance against often mind-numbing social, racial or consumerist conventions, while refusing to play down the inevitable difficulties accompanying this isolating condition. The “dialectic effect” referenced in the title of the collection extends not only to the dynamics at work within the volume itself, as the different contributions implicitly dialogue with one another, but equally to the reader of these essays, who is engaged throughout in the debates put forward.

Joseph Et Aséneth

Publisher : Brill Archive
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Pages : 265 pages
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Download or read book Joseph Et Aséneth written by Marc Philonenko and published by Brill Archive. This book was released on 1968 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero

Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN : 0812202759
Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero written by Peggy McCracken and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2010-11-24 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero, Peggy McCracken explores the role of blood symbolism in establishing and maintaining the sex-gender systems of medieval culture. Reading a variety of literary texts in relation to historical, medical, and religious discourses about blood, and in the context of anthropological and religious studies, McCracken offers a provocative examination of the ways gendered cultural values were mapped onto blood in the Middle Ages. As McCracken demonstrates, blood is gendered when that of men is prized in stories about battle and that of women is excluded from the public arena in which social and political hierarchies are contested and defined through chivalric contest. In her examination of the conceptualization of familial relationships, she uncovers the privileges that are grounded in gendered definitions of blood relationships. She shows that in narratives about sacrifice a father's relationship to his son is described as a shared blood, whereas texts about women accused of giving birth to monstrous children define the mother's contribution to conception in terms of corrupted, often menstrual blood. Turning to fictional representations of bloody martyrdom and of eucharistic ritual, McCracken juxtaposes the blood of the wounded guardian of the grail with that of Christ and suggests that the blood from the grail king's wound is characterized in opposition to that of women and Jewish men. Drawing on a range of French and other literary texts, McCracken shows how the dominant ideas about blood in medieval culture point to ways of seeing modern values associated with blood in a new light, and how modern representations in turn suggest new perspectives on medieval perceptions.

Marie NDiaye

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 1846319463
Pages : 245 pages
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Download or read book Marie NDiaye written by Andrew Asibong and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First critical study of prize-winning French author Marie NDiaye.

Genre and Globalization

Publisher : Georg Olms Verlag
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ISBN : 3487156326
Pages : 308 pages
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Download or read book Genre and Globalization written by Miriam Lay Brander and published by Georg Olms Verlag. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Die zunehmende globale Zirkulation und Verflechtung literarischer Praktiken verlangt nach einer Revidierung nationaler und kontinentaler Gattungsgeschichten. Dieser Band lenkt den Blick aus einer transarealen Perspektive heraus auf die wachsende Diversität von Gattungen im Zuge der kulturellen Globalisierung. Er interessiert sich weniger für die zunehmende Homogenisierung von Gattungssystemen und Lesererwartungen infolge globalisierter Kommunikationsstrukturen als vielmehr für eine neue Heterogenität literarischer Formen, die aus Prozessen der Hybridisierung, Transkulturation, Kreolisierung und des Kulturtransfers hervorgeht. Anhand von Fallstudien zu Lateinamerika, der Karibik, Westafrika und den USA von der Kolonialzeit bis zur Gegenwart befassen sich die Beiträge mit unterschiedlichen Szenarien der globalen Zirkulation literarischer Formen, kombiniert mit theoretischen Überlegungen zum Zusammenhang von kultureller Globalisierung und Gattungsgeschichte. The increasingly globalized circulation and interdependence of literary practices calls for a revision of the history of national and continental genres. This volume focuses attention from a transareal perspective on the growing diversity of genres in the move towards cultural globalization. It is less interested in the increasing homogenization of genres and of reader expectations resulting from globalized structures of communication, but rather in a new heterogeneity of literary forms which arises from the processes of hybridization, transculturation, creolization and cultural transfer. On the basis of case studies on Latin America, the Caribbean, West Africa and the USA from the colonial period to the present day, the contributions examine different scenarios of the global circulation of literary forms, combined with theoretical reflections on the connections between cultural globalization and the history of genres.

Roman de toute chevalerie

Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN : 1487501897
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Roman de toute chevalerie written by Charles Russell Stone and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the first study of the manuscripts and readership of the earliest surviving romance of Alexander the Great in England, this book discusses each codex and its unique text informed by current attitudes towards Alexander and examines his reception as a model of imperial authority or failure.

French XX Bibliography

Publisher : Associated University Presse
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ISBN : 9781575911045
Pages : 408 pages
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Download or read book French XX Bibliography written by William J. Thompson and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 2006-09 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a listing available of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. This work is a reference source in the study of modern French literature and culture. The bibliography is divided into three major divisions: general studies, author subjects (arranged alphabetically), and cinema.

With Open Eyes

Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN : 9789042001541
Pages : 263 pages
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Download or read book With Open Eyes written by Kenneth W. Harrow and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1997 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bibliografie : p. 193-218 Survey of some projects by female African filmmakers from different countries ; the problematic encounter between Western feminism and African feminist filmmaking practice; the representation of women in African film.