Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
1996 canadian culture cvr
Canadian Scholars’ Press
399 pages
6 x 9 inches
January 1996
Print ISBN: 9781551300900
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Overview

The surest way to the hearts of a Canadian audience is to inform them that their souls are to be identified with rock, rapids, wilderness, and virgin (but exploitable) forest. This critical statement no longer explains Canada's largely urban culture. Multiculturalism, feminism, postmodernism, and regionalism—these and other vital movements jostle for expression in today's Canada. Wherever there's a centre, a new margin vies for attention. Whenever a new voice catches the country's ear, another appears to challenge it. However styles form, new ways of expression keep shaping themselves. Nation without a narrative? Yes. But in the music, literature, painting, history and popular culture of this country, you can always find a soul.


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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: MARGINS AND CENTRES

From "Conclusion"
The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History
Harold A. Innis

Cornelius Krieghoff: 1845-1865
Dennis Reid

Hollywood's Canada: The Americanization of Our National Image
Pierre Berton

"Many Tender Ties": Women in Fur-Trade Society in Western Canada, 1670-1870
Sylvia Van Kirk

The Canadian Postmodern
Linda Hutcheon

By a Lady: Celebrating Three Centuries of Art by Canadian Women
Maria Tippett

PART TWO: THE NORTH

The True North Strong and Free
Carl Berger

The Cremation of Sam McGee
Robert Service

The Logic of Ecstacy: Canadian Mystical Painting 1920-1940
Ann Davis

Snow
Frederick Philip Grove

Mon Pays
Gilles Vigneault

Snowbird
Gene MacLellan (sung by Anne Murray)

The Idea of North
Otto Friedrich

PART THREE: TWO SOLITUDES

Two Solitudes
Hugh MacLennan

A Season in the Life of Emmanuel
Marie-Claire Blais

Third Solitudes: Tradition and Discontinuity in Jewish-Canadian Literature
Michael Greenstein

The Imaginary Indian: The Image of Indian in Canadian Culture
Daniel Francis

PART FOUR: NATIONALISM

Canada
Sir Adolphe Basile Routhier & Robert Stanley Weir

Towards the Last Spike
E.J. Pratt

Nationalism in Canadian Literature
Frank Watt

Home Truths: An Introduction
Mavis Gallant

Creed
F.R. Scott

El Greco: Espolio
Earle Birney

Male Rage Poem
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

PART SIX: REGIONALISM

Newfoundland
E.J. Pratt

High Realism in Canada: Alex Colville
Paul Duval

A Boy's Prairie
W.O. Mitchell

Sarah Binks
Paul Hiebert

Montreal
A.M. Klein

Things Made by Inuit
Marybelle Myers

PART SEVEN: BEAUTIFUL LOSERS

My Financial Career
Stephen Leacock

Six Journey: A Canadian Pattern
Charles Taylor

Lament for the Dorsets
A.W. Purdy

The Animals in That Country
Margaret Atwood

Foxes
Timothy Findley

The Twelve Days of Christmas
"Bob & Doug MacKenzie"

PART EIGHT: MULTICULTURALISM

Obasan
Joy Kogawa

Kurelek's Vision of Canada
Joan Murray

Harriet's Daughter
Marlene Nourbese Philip

The Blacks in New Brunswick
W.A. Spray

PART NINE: IDEOLOGY IN CULTURE

Canada's Flag
John Ross Matheson

Elspeth Cameron

Dr. Elspeth Cameron is the author of three award-winning biographies: Hugh Maclennan: A Writer's Life, Irving Layton: A Portrait, and Earle Birney: A Life. She also published an award-winning memoir in 1997 titled No Previous Experience. Professor Cameron teaches in the English Language and Literature department at Brock University.

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