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Gender and Region

Maritime Fiction in English by Canadian Women, 1976-2005

von Kirsten Sandrock
ISBN: 978-3-89639-697-6
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  • Beschreibung
Beiträge zur Kanadistik, Band 15 (Hrsg. Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien)
  • 250 Seiten, Paperback
  • Format 23,5 x 15,5 cm
  • 1. Auflage
  • Erscheinungsdatum: 17.07.2009


Maritime fiction by women writers constitutes an important focal point for the interaction between gender and regionalist discourses. It heralds the naissance of a new, dialogic tradition that includes the works of Canadian authors studied in this book: Susan Kerslake's Middlewatch (1976), Donna E. Smyth's Subversive Elements (1986), Carol Bruneau's After the Angel Mill (1995), Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall On Your Knees (1996), and Joan Clark's An Audience of Chairs (2005).
These works ascertain how diversely contemporary women have become involved in the literary representation of the Canadian Maritimes and how their works reconfigure established topics, motifs, and generic conventions of regional writing.

Kirsten Sandrock works as assistant professor at the University of Göttingen, Germany. She received her PhD from the University of Marburg after spending a year as a Government of Canada Award research scholar at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada.

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