Radical ambivalence in Atlantic Canadian literature

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dc.contributor.advisor MacLeod, Alexander, 1972-
dc.coverage.spatial Maritime Provinces
dc.coverage.spatial Newfoundland
dc.creator Woodman, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-21T18:05:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-21T18:05:54Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other PS8131 A8 W66 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/23724
dc.description 157 leaves ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 142-157).
dc.description.abstract Radical Ambivalence in Atlantic Canadian Literature studies the relationship between history, aesthetics, and social discourse in the writings of Anne-Marie MacDonald, Rita Joe, George Elliott Clarke, and Alistair MacLeod. Although these writers come from vastly different cultural communities and backgrounds, their writings are all marked by the conflicted 'dual vision' of radical ambivalence. In the four chapters of this thesis, I examine the ways that MacDonald, Joe, Clarke, and MacLeod, allow a new reading of the myth of multiculturalism, the experience of assimilation, the history of Black-Canadians, and the original effects of globalization. Although some might argue that these writers form the coherent and universally recognized regionalist canon of Atlantic Canadian literature, my research shows how they strain against such classifications and effectively ''write back" against the colonial heritage of the Maritime provinces and Newfoundland (Said 3). en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc PS8131.A8
dc.subject.lcsh MacDonald, Ann-Marie, 1958-
dc.subject.lcsh Joe, Rita, 1932-2007
dc.subject.lcsh Clarke, George Elliott
dc.subject.lcsh MacLeod, Alistair
dc.subject.lcsh Canadian literature -- Atlantic Provinces -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Atlantic Provinces -- In literature
dc.title Radical ambivalence in Atlantic Canadian literature en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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