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Canada: Social and Cultural Environments / Environnents Sociaux et Culturels

Canada: Social and Cultural Environments / Environnents Sociaux et Culturels

A. K. Elisabeth Lauridsen et Lisbeth Verstraete-Hansen (eds.)
300 pp.

Table of Contents / Table des matieres

  • Introduction. Social and Cultural Environments in Canada /Introduction. Environnements sociaux et culturels au Canada
    A. K. Elisabeth Lauridsen and Lisbeth Verstraete-Hansen
  • PART ONE. SPACE / PREMIERE PARTIE. ESPACE
    • The "Peace of the Braves" and "Sanarrutik"
      Michel Letourneau
    • La geopolitique de Feau en Amerique du Nord
      Elisabeth Vallet et Charles-Philippe David
    • Negotiating Identity in the Amalgamated City - Notes on a Small Town's Fight for Survival
      Louise Kielgast
    • L'imaginaire boreal et la « nordicite litteraire ». Au Nord, vers Ie Nord et Ie Nord en soi dans la litterature quebecoise
      Daniel Chartier
    • Identite narrative et espace : Ie cas de Lise Tremblay
      Svante Lindberg
  • PART TWO. URBANISATION / DEUXIEME PARTIE. URBANISATION
    • New Continental Divides? The Transformation of Urban Canada in a Changing Global Context
      Larry S. Bourne
    • Canada's Major Cities and the Economy of the 21st Century
      Peter Karl Kresi
    • The New Governmental Structure of Toronto and its Relevance for the Economic and Social Environment of the 21st Century
      Harvey Schwartz.
    • Does Amalgation make a City More Efficient? The Case of the Greater Toronto Area
      John Robinson
  • PART THREE. POLITICS / TROISIEME PARTIE. POLITIQUE
    • Is Quebec a North American Region State?
      Jean-Francois Lisee
    • New Security Environment -New Security Concept? Canada and the Security (Concept) Dilemma
      Jens Fey
    • A Changing Political Environment: The Politicization of Asian Canadians in British Columbia
      Douglas C. Nord
    • Les processus societaux dans 1'integration linguistique des enfants immigrants ou de parents immigrants
      Elisabeth S. Lauridsen
  • PART FOUR. IDENTITY / QUATRIEME PARTIE. IDENTITE
    • British Columbia: Canada's Essentially Pacific Province
      Diddy R. M. Hitchins
    • Global Muslim Community as Local Identity Builder: Identity Building among People with Pakistani and North Indian Muslim Background in Vancouver
      Hanne Geirbo
    • Continuite, conflit et rupture : La Famille Roy
      Jeanette Urbas
    • Crises d'identite dans L'Eau blanche de Noel Audet
      Vochita-Maria Sasu
  • List of Contributors/Liste des collaborateurs

This book can be ordered from the Canadian Studies Center, Department of English, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark

www.canadianstudies.dk

or by email: canstud@hum.au.dk.

Literary Environments

Canada and the Old World

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  • Collection: Études Canadiennes - Canadian Studies Vol. 5
  • Year of publication: 2006
  • Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 246 pp., 1 ill.
  • ISBN 978-90-5201-296-4 / US-ISBN 978-0-8204-6659-0 pb

This book contains contributions from the Stockholm triennial conference of the Nordic Association for Canadian Studies and presents Joy Kogawa's compelling plea for peace and a sheaf of poems by Heather Spears along with twenty essays using a variety of approaches in dealing with a wide range of Canadian writers. The origins and circumstances of travel books and of diaries written by pioneering women are explored as are the functions of sports and science fiction.

Among the offerings are also investigations of the Canadian landscape and its metaphors in a large selection of drama, poetry and prose. The concluding piece discusses the reception of English-Canadian literature in Sweden.

Publisher's information

Contents:

  • Britta Olinder: Introduction
  • Joy Kogawa: Three Deities
  • Ruta Slapkauskaite: Exploring Intertextuality. Fairy Tale Motifs in Joy Kogawa's Obasan
  • Richard Davis: The Travel Book's Itinerary. The Case of Sir John Franklin
  • Jane Mattisson: Finding a Place. Female Space in the Evolving Pioneer World in Canada, 1828 to 1846
  • Valerie Legge: «Why Go Abroad?» Agnes Laut in Wonderland
  • Gudrun Björk Gudsteins: The Cutting-Edge Cuts Both Ways. The Case of Freeman B. Anderson
  • Birgitta Brown: Old and New Environments. Anglophone Representations of Acadie
  • Elisabeth Mårald: Contemporary Canadian Historiographic Metafiction Meets History
  • Allan Weiss: Destiny and Identity in Canadian Urban Fantasy
  • Björn Sundmark: Hockey Fictions
  • Albert-Reiner Glaap: Contemporary English-Canadian Plays as Mirrors of a Shifting Understanding of Identity
  • Heather Spears: Six Poems from Poems Selected and New
  • Ene-Reet Soovik: The Country of Those Animals. Signification in Margaret Atwood's Poetic Environment
  • Gurli Woods: Silenced Roots and Postcolonial Reality. Marlene Nourbese Philip's She Tries Her Tongue: Her Silence Softly Breaks
  • Janne Korkka: Old Environments? Western Canada Seen by Its Writers
  • Malin E. Sigvardson: Non-Extensional Movement in Rudy Wiebe's The Blue Mountains of China
  • Heidi von Born: No Name - No Man's Land or Finding the Way to Kanada/Canada. Gwendolyn MacEwen's Inner Landscape
  • Stephen Scobie: The Magic of the Corner. Mavis Gallant on the Streets of Paris, May '68
  • Britta Olinder: Old and New Environments in Janice Kulyk Keefer's The Green Library
  • Anna Branach-Kallas: Old Environment or New Environment? Place and Self in Jane Urquhart's Changing Heaven
  • Margrét Gunnarsdóttir Champion: The Consolations of Tradition in Alistair MacLeod's No Great Mischief
  • Katarina Leandoer: Canada Goes Global. The Swedish Canon of English-Canadian Literature.

Amours et cultures. Textes du Québec contemporain

Amours et cultures. Textes du Québec contemporain

sous la direction de Helle Hoeyrup, Inger Jespersen et Lise Toft

Cette anthologie présente des extraits de textes littéraires québécois publiés entre 1985 et 2005. Les textes sont réunis autour du thème de la rencontre des cultures. Ce thème est vu aussi bien comme la rencontre des différentes nationalités au Québec que comme la rencontre des différentes cultures dans la société moderne, comme celle, par exemple, des citadins et des paysans, des enfants et des adultes. L'anthologie est destinée aux lycéens danois apprenant le français et les textes sont munis d'un glossaire français-danois ainsi que des questions visant une meilleure compréhension des textes. Outre l'apprentissage du français langue étrangère, cette anthologie vise à inviter les lecteurs à réflechir sur la question de la rencontre avec l'autre en tant qu'immigrant, par exemple, et à fournir de nouveaux éléments au débat sur l'immigration et l'intégration des immigrants. Le livre est illustré de photos du Québec de Jean-Eudes Schurr de Montréal. Cet ouvrage réalisé sous la direction de Helle Hoeyrup, Inger Jespersen et Lise Toft a été publié au Danemark par Gyldendal (ISBN 87-02-03976-1). On peut se le procurer auprès de l'éditeur au coût de 30$CAN: Gyldendal, Klareboderne 3, 1001 Copenhague K, Danemark, gyldendal@gyldendal.dk.

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Canadian Environments: Essays in Culture, Politics and History

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  • Robert C. Thomsen and Nanette L. Hale (eds.)
  • Canadian Studies Vol. 2/NACS Text Series Vol. 20. Brussels: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, 2005. 319 pp.

Responding to the comprehensive topic 'Old Environments - New Environments', scholars from a variety of disciplines reflect the various connotations that the term 'environment' carries in a Canadian context.

Whether moving within the realm of foreign policy, visual arts, constitutional questions, tourism, nature preservation or aboriginal rights, these essays put the capaciousness and cohesiveness of the nation to the test by illustrating the pressures enforced upon it by multiculturalism, the claims for self-determination, anticonfederate agitation and globalisation. The environments scrutinised are many and various, but within each the linchpin remains the quest for identity on the part of the individual, the group or the nation at large.

Individually as well as collectively, the essays in this volume constitute an important contribution to the ongoing debate on Canadianness.

Contents

  • Introduction: Exploring Environments (Nanette L. Hale and Robert C. Thomsen)
  • Now That We Are Here (Peter Irniq)
  • Sharing the River: Aboriginal Representation in Canadian Political Institutions (Melissa S. Williams)
  • Unfit for the European Environment: The Tragedy of Abraham and Other Inuit from Labrador in Hagenbeck's Völkerschau, 1880/81 (Hartmut Lutz)
  • Steps to Indigenous Resource Co-Management: From the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement to the Agreement of a New Relationship (H. Peter Dörrenbacher)
  • Indigenous Self-Determination: Legitimizing Claims to Sovereignty by First Nations Peoples (David Harding)
  • The Promise and Threat of Civilisation: Native School Policies in Canada and Sweden in the 20th Century (Patrik Lannto)
  • Down River (Elin Elgaard/Clarice Blake Rudkowski)
  • Emerging Governance in the Circumpolar Region (Mary Simon)
  • From Counterweight to Linchpin? Musings on the Comparative 'Continentalisation' of Security and Defence Policy (David G. Haglund)
  • Competing Identities and Values in Multinational Federations: The Case of Canada in Comparison (Réjean Pelletier)
  • Obsessed with Federalism? Three Evocative Metaphors of Canadian Politics (John Erik Fossum)
  • Musings on the 49th Parallel (Sylvia Söderlind)
  • Private vs. Public International Justice: The Role of ADR in Global and Regional Economic Treaties (Noemi Gal-Or)
  • 'I Was Not Afraid of Work': Female War Plant Employees and Their Work Environment (Helen E. H. Smith and Pamela Wakewich)
  • Discovering a New Environment - for Pleasure: Canadian Northbound Tourism Development at Work (Jan O. Lundgren)
  • Fruit 'for the cold north': Canada's Russian Apple Trials, 1888-1908 (Peter J. Mitham)
  • Taking on the Judges in Pre-Confederation Newfoundland: Peter Cashin, Lay Litigator (Christopher English)
  • Drawing Out of Context: Recent Paintings Combining Old World Scientific Specimens, North American Hunting Trophies, and an IKEA Wall Paper Pattern (Susan Gold / Smith)
  • From Cultural Homogeneity to Hybridity: Visions of Canadianness in Selected Visual Arts Projects (Eugenia Sojka)
  • The Painted House: Domestic Environments (Patricia Vervoort).

Rediscovering Canada: Culture and Politics

  • Gudrun Björk Gudsteins and John Erik Fossum (eds.)
  • Vol. 19, NACS Text Series.Reykjavik: NACS & VFI, 2002. 225 pp.

Available through the University of Iceland Press, v/Sudurgata, IS-101 Reykjvik, ICELAND. E-mail: hu@hi.is Regular price, surface mail, within Europe: ISK 1.785 kr. / US $17; outside Europe: ISK 2.000 / US $20. Regular price, airmail, within Europe: ISK 2.000 kr. / US $20; outside Europe: ISK 2.580 / US $25. Credit cards accepted.

Canada Bound: Essays in Honour of Jørn Carlsen on the Occasion of his Retirement

  • Robert Chr. Thomsen og A. K. Elisabeth Lauridsen (eds.)
  • Vol. 18, NACS Text Series. Aarhus: NACS and the Canadian Studies Centre, 2002.
  • ISBN: 87-985142-6-1. 122 pp.

Contributors:
Michael Böss, John Erik Fossum, Hans Hauge, Elisabeth Lauridsen,
Rikke J. Ljungmann, Bengt Streijffert, Robert Chr. Thomsen, Lise Toft,
Karl-Heinz Westarp; greetings from the Canadian Embassy in Copenhagen.

Rediscovering Canadian Difference

  • Gudrun Björk Gudsteins, ed.
  • Vol. 17, NACS Text Series.Reykjavik: NACS & VFI, 2001. viii, 175 pp.

Most of the twenty-six essays selected for this 17th volume of the NACS Text Series are based on papers presented at the 6th triennial NACS conference, held in Reykjavík, Iceland, in 1999. Canadian difference is rediscovered through the international and national aspects of its arts and culture, offering the kind of multinational potlatch of criticism and appreciation that Canada invites as it grapples with historical and cultural questions that are of immediate importance to the world at large.

Contents

  • Gudrun Björk Gudsteins: Rediscovering Canadian Difference: An Introduction
  • David Arnason: Canadian Prairie Writing and the Radical Tradition
  • Úlfar Bragason: The Unbearable Truth About New Iceland
  • Pat Byrne: "Why Can't You Be More Like Your Sister": The Utopian Image of Iceland in Newfoundland Popular Culture
  • Elin Elgaard: Lives that Linger: The Genius of David Adams Richards, Echoing Knuth Becker
  • Susan Gold/Smith: Working in the Flux: Building Community and Culture Through Mailart Activity
  • Gudrun Björk Gudsteins: Rediscovering Icelandic Canadian Pacifism
  • Kristjana Gunnars: Translation as Appropriation
  • Sigfríður Gunnlaugsdóttir: "Þótt greini oss mál, oss sameinar sál": Cultural Hybridity in the Poetry of Guttormur J. Guttormsson
  • Viðar Hreinsson: Unheard Thunder: Stephan G. Stephansson
  • Anna Jakabfi: Nordic and Hungarian Immigrant Fiction: Laura Goodman Salverson, Martha Ostenso and John Marlyn
  • Birgitta Johansson: Mythical "Re-Presentations" of the Pietà in Texts by Birgitta Trotzig and Michael Ondaatje
  • Carl Klintborg: Theme, Intertextuality and Interpretation in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient
  • Valerie Legge: Worldly Women and the Land of Frost and Fire
  • Lillian Vilborg MacPherson: Migrant Memory
  • Peter J. Mitham: Robert W. Service in Sweden, 1917-1960
  • Daisy Neijmann: Laura 'Lárusdóttir' Salverson: Walking in the Narrative Ways of the Father
  • Mari Peepre: The Internment Experience in Japanese-Canadian Diaspora Literature
  • Mark Shackleton: Echoes from the Canon: Tomson Highway's Midwinter Night's Dream and A Portrait of a Native Artist
  • Ben-Z Shek: Convergence and Divergence: Religion, "Morality," and Gender in Marie Laberge and Brian Friel
  • Guy Teissier: Robert Lepage, homme de théâtre québécois sur la scène du monde
  • Lise Toft: The Globe and Le Devoir: Immigrants in the Canadian Press in 1919
  • W. D. Valgardson: The Myth of Homogeneity - or Deconstructing Amma
  • Christl Verduyn: Stor(y)ing Cultural Difference - Rediscovering Canada
  • Birgitta Wallace and Joan Clark: Science and Story as it Relates to L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
  • Allan Weiss: Beyond the Here and Now: Canadian Utopias and Dystopias
  • Gundula Wilke: Resounding "O Canada": Variations on the Canadian National Anthem.

Available through the University of Iceland Press, v/Sudurgata, IS-101 Reykjvik, ICELAND. E-mail: hu@hi.is Regular price, surface mail, within Europe: ISK 1.785 kr. / US $17; outside Europe: ISK 2.000 / US $20. Regular price, airmail, within Europe: ISK 2.000 kr. / US $20; outside Europe: ISK 2.580 / US $25. Credit cards accepted.

Special offer through the Vigdis Finnbogadottir Institute for Foreign Languages, Nyi Gardur, v/Sudurgata, IS-101 Reykjavik, ICELAND. E-mail: joto@hi.is Special price, incl. surface mail: ISK 1500 kr. / 17 EUR / CAD $24. Credit cards accepted.

Rediscovering Canada - Image, Place and Text

  • Gudrun Björk Gudsteins, ed.
  • Vol. 16, NACS Text Series.Reykjavik: NACS & IFLUI, 2001. v, 175 pp.

The twenty-three essays in English and French selected for this 16th volume in the NACS Text Series are based on papers presented at the 6th triennial NACS Conference, held in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1999. They provide new angles on exploration and rediscovery of Canada through topos and textuality in the visual and audio-visual arts, historical writings and literature.

Contents

  • Gudrun Björk Gudsteins: Rediscovering Canada - Image, Place and Text: An Introduction
  • Aritha van Herk: The Surfless Ocean
  • Anna Branach-Kallas: Metafiction and History in Michael Ondaatje's Coming Through Slaughter and In the Skin of a Lion
  • Virginie Chatard: Images de la Gaspésie et des îles de la Madeleine dans quelques romans et récits
  • Myrna Delson-Karan: La Vision de Gabrielle Roy de l'enfance et de l'humanité dans Ces enfants de ma vie"
  • Gunilla Florby: Deconstruction in the Wilderness: Margaret Atwood's "Death by Landscape"
  • Albert-Reiner Glaap: Re-Discovering Canada in Plays from the Yukon
  • Sherrill Grace: Representations of the Inuit: From Other to Self
  • Anne Hart: Into Unknown Labrador
  • Staffan Klintborg: A Text-Linguistic Approach to Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient
  • Elisabeth Mårald: The Underbelly of Toronto
  • Mary Mc Donald-Rissanen: Pulling Back the "Thin Veil." The Poetic Discourse on Nature in L. M. Montgomery's Selected Journals
  • Marie-Lyne Piccione: Revoir, relire et repenser le pont Jacques Cartier
  • Line Reeh: National Material, Modern Methods: The Group of Seven and English-Canadian Identity
  • Marie-Béatrice Samzun: Découvrir et redécouvrir les paysages du grand Nord: La Montagne secrète de Gabrielle Roy
  • Voichita-Maria Sasu: Itinéraire gaspésien / Itinéraire créateur: Noël Audet
  • Martina Seifert: Hardy Country Revisited: The Poetry of Tom Dawe
  • Conny Steenman-Marcusse: Carol Shields's Small Ceremonies Rediscovered Jóhann G. Thorarensen: The Last of Layers: Boy Staunton in Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy
  • Jeannette Urbas: Recuperating History: the Lives of Three Franco-Ontarian Women
  • Patricia Vervoort: The Hardness of Snow: Winter Landscapes
  • Heidi von Born: The Writer: Active Protagonist, Controlling Storyteller, or Passive Observer? Three Short Stories by David Arnason
  • Jerry White: Film and Video in the Canadian North: The Case for a New National Cinema
  • Gurli Woods: Aritha van Herk's Rediscovery of Canada - or How to Avoid Travel and Story: Restlessness. A Novel.

Available through the University of Iceland Press, v/Sudurgata, IS-101 Reykjvik, ICELAND. E-mail: hu@hi.is Regular price, surface mail, within Europe: ISK 1.675 kr. / US $16; outside Europe: ISK 1.890 / US $18. Regular price, airmail, within Europe: ISK 1.890 kr. / US $18; outside Europe: ISK 2.470 / US $24. Credit cards accepted.

Special offer through the Vigdis Finnbogadottir Institute for Foreign Languages, Nyi Gardur, v/Sudurgata, IS-101 Reykjavik, ICELAND. E-mail: joto@hi.is. Special price, incl. surface mail: ISK 1.400 kr. / 16 EUR / CAD $22. Credit cards accepted.

The Nordic Association for Canadian Studies Text Series (back copies)

  • Vol. 1 Canadiana: Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en Littérature Canadienne. Eds. Jørn Carlsen & Knud Larsen
  • Vol. 2 Canada and the Nordic Countries. Eds. Jørn Carlsen & Bengt Streijffert
  • Vol. 3 Essays in Canadian Literature. Eds. Jørn Carlsen & Bengt Streijffert
  • Vol. 4 Multiculturalism and Canadian Culture and Communication Policies. Joy Cohnstaedt
  • Vol. 5 The Canadian North: Essays in Culture and Literature. Eds. Jørn Carlsen & Bengt Streijffert
  • Vol. 6 The Arctic: Canada and the Nordic Countries. Ed. Per Seyersted
  • Vol. 7 Literary respons to Arctic Canada. Ed. Jørn Carlsen
  • Vol. 8 Essays on Arctic Canada. Ed. Bengt Streijffert
  • Vol. 9 Norden and Canada - A Geographer's Perspective. William C. Wonders
  • Vol. 10 The Counterfeit and the Real in Jack Hodgin's The Invention of the World. Carol Langhelle.
  • Vol. 11 Transcultural Travels: Essays in Canadian Literature and Society. Mari Peepre-Bordessa (ed.)
  • Vol. 12 Canada and the Nordic Countries in Times of Reorientation: Literature & Criticism. Jørn Carlsen (ed). Essays presented at the fifth NACS/ANEC Canadian Studies Conference held at the University of Aarhus, Denmark from 15-18 August 1996.
  • Vol. 13 Canada and the Nordic Countries in Times of Reorientation: Culture & Politics. Jørn Carlsen (ed.). Essays presented at the fifth NACS/ANEC Canadian Studies Conference held at the University of Aarhus, Denmark from 15-18 August 1996
  • Vol. 14 Canada and the Nordic Countries in Times of Reorientation/Le Canada et les Pays Nordiques à l'Heure de la Réorientation: Junior Scholars/Jeunes Chercheurs. A. K. Elisabeth Lauridsen (ed.)
  • Vol. 15 Europe Looks at Canada/L'Europe Observe le Canada: Essays by 15 Young Scholars/Des Essais par 15 Jeunes Chercheurs. Pernille Rygh and Peter Streijffert (ed.). Lund, Sweden: NACS/ANEC, 1999. 281 pp. ISBN 91-971343-6-8.
  • Vol. 16 Rediscovering Canada - Image, Place and Text. Gudrun Björk Gudsteins (ed.). Reykjavik: NACS & IFLUI, 2001. v, 175 pp.
  • Vol. 17 Rediscovering Canadian Difference. Gudrun Björk Gudsteins (ed.). Reykjavik: NACS & VFI, 2001. viii, 175 pp.
  • Vol. 18 Canada Bound: Essays in Honour of Jørn Carlsen on the Occasion of his Retirement. Robert Chr. Thomsen and A. K. Elisabeth Lauridsen (eds.). Aarhus: NACS and the Canadian Studies Centre, 2002. 122 pp. ISBN: 87-985142-6-1.
  • Vol. 19 Rediscovering Canada: Culture and Politics. Gudrun Björk Gudsteins and John Erik Fossum (eds.). Reykjavik: NACS & VFI, 2002. 225 pp.
  • Vol. 20Canadian Environments: Essays in Culture, Politics and History. Robert C. Thomsen and Nanette L. Hale (eds.). Canadian Studies Vol. 2/NACS Text Series Vol. 20. Brussels: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, 2005. 319 pp.
  • Vol. 21 Forthcoming, 2006.
  • Vol. 22 Forthcoming, 2006.

Also published by NACS

NAFTA seen from a Multicultural Perspective

Trade Panel Proceedings
from the 7th Triennial Conference of NACS
8-11 August 2002, Stockholm

Published with the support of NACS

Literatura: Canadian Studies

Vilnius University Research Papers 45 (5). Vilnius University Publishing House, 2003.

With an introduction and plenary lecture on Canadian Women Writers by Isobel Grundy and Nordic contributions by:

Britta Olinder, "The Role of Travelling in the Fiction of Janice Kulyk Keefer and Aritha van Herk", pp. 50-58 and

Jane Mattisson, "Telling Oneself, or a Return to the Beginning: The Metaphor of Return in Aritha van Herk's Restlessness, pp 59-65.