2011-01-01

National Performance

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  • Full Title : National Performance
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN Code : 1442660171
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In National Performance, Erin Hurley examines the complex relationship between performance and national identity. How do theatrical performances represent the nation in which they were created? How is Quebecois performance used to define Quebec as a nation and to cultivate a sense of 'Quebec-ness' for audiences both within and outside the province? In exploring Expo 67, the critical response to Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs, Carbone 14's image-theatre, Marco Micone's writing practices, Celine Dion's popular music, and feminist performance of the 1970s and 80s, Hurley reveals the ways in which certain performances come to be understood as 'national' while others are relegated to sub-national or outsider status. Each chapter focuses on a particular historical moment in Quebec's modern history and a genre of performance emblematic of the moment, and uses these to elaborate the nature of the national performances. Winner of the Northeast Modern Language Association's Book Prize, National Performance is sophisticated yet accessible, seeking to enlarge the parameters of what counts as 'Quebecois' performance, while providing a thorough introduction to changing discourses of nation-ness in Quebec.


2012-12-15

Dramatic Licence

By Louise Ladouceur
  • Full Title : Dramatic Licence
  • Author : Louise Ladouceur
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • ISBN Code : 0888647069
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Translation is tricky business. The translator has to transform the foreign to the familiar while moving and pleasing his or her audience. Louise Ladouceur knows theatre from a multi-dimensional perspective that gives her research a particular authority as she moves between two of the dominant cultures of Canada: French and English. Through the analysis of six plays from each linguistic repertoire, written and translated between 1961 and 2000, her award-winning book compares the complexities of a translation process shaped by the power struggle between Canada's two official languages. The winner of the Prix Gabrielle-Roy and the Ann Saddlemyer Book Award, Dramatic Licence addresses issues important to scholars and students of Translation Studies, Canadian Literature and Theatre Studies, as well as theatre practitioners and translators. The University of Alberta Press acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing, for our translation activities.


2006-03-03

Writing between the Lines

By Agnes Whitfield
  • Full Title : Writing between the Lines
  • Author : Agnes Whitfield
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN Code : 0889209081
  • Pages : 318
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The essays in Writing between the Lines explore the lives of twelve of Canada’s most eminent anglophone literary translators, and delve into how these individuals have contributed to the valuable process of literary exchange between francophone and anglophone literatures in Canada. Through individual portraits, this book traces the events and life experiences that have led W.H. Blake, John Glassco, Philip Stratford, Joyce Marshall, Patricia Claxton, Doug Jones, Sheila Fischman, Ray Ellenwood, Barbara Godard, Susanne de Lotbinire-Harwood, John Van Burek, and Linda Gaboriau into the complex world of literary translation. Each essay-portrait examines why they chose to translate and what linguistic and cultural challenges they have faced in the practice of their art. Following their relationships with authors and publishers, the translators also reveal how they have defined the goals and the process of literary translation. Containing original, detailed biographical and bibliographical material, Writing between the Lines offers many new insights into the literary translation process, and the diverse roles of the translator as social agent. The first text on Canadian translators, it makes a major contribution in the areas of literary translation, comparative literature, Canadian literature, and cultural studies.


2009-12-21

Text & Presentation, 2005

By Stratos E. Constantinidis
  • Full Title : Text & Presentation, 2005
  • Author : Stratos E. Constantinidis
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 0786455403
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. It represents a selection of the best research presented at the international, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference. This anthology includes papers from the 29th annual conference held in Northridge, California. Topics covered include drama in Ireland, Greece, England, Eastern Europe, Korea, Japan and North America.


2014-06-01

Translation Effects

By Kathy Mezei,Sherry Simon,Luise von Flotow
  • Full Title : Translation Effects
  • Author : Kathy Mezei,Sherry Simon,Luise von Flotow
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 0773590595
  • Pages : 478
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Much of Canadian cultural life is sustained and enriched by translation. Translation Effects moves beyond restrictive notions of official translation in Canada, analyzing its activities and effects on the streets, in movie theatres, on stages, in hospitals, in courtrooms, in literature, in politics, and across café tables. The first comprehensive study of the intersection of translation and culture, Translation Effects offers an original picture of translation practices across many languages and through several decades of Canadian life. The book presents detailed case studies of specific events and examines the reverberation and spread of their effects. Through these imaginative, at times unusual, investigations, the contributors unveil the simultaneous invisibility and omnipresence of translation and present a cross-cut of Canadian translation moments. Addressing the period from the 1950s to the present and including a wide scope of examples from medical interpreting to film dubbing, the essays in this book create a panoramic view of the creation of modern culture in Canada. Contributors include Piere Anctil (University of Ottawa), Hélène Buzelin (Université de Montréal), Alessandra Capperdoni (Simon Fraser University), Philippe Cardinal, Andrew Clifford (York University), Beverley Curran, Renée Desjardins (University of Ottawa), Ray Ellenwood, David Gaertner, Chantal Gagnon (Université de Montréal), Patricia Godbout, Hugh Hazelton, Jane Koustas (Brock University), Louise Ladouceur (Université de l'Albera, Gillian Lane-Mercier (McGill University), George Lang, Rebecca Margolis, Sophie McCall (Simon Fraser University), Julie Dolmaya McDonough, Denise Merkle (Université de Moncton), Kathy Mezei, Sorouja Moll, Brian Mossop, Daisy Neijmann, Glen Nichols (Mount Allison University), Joseph Pivato, Gregory Reid, Robert Schwartzwald, Sherry Simon, Luise von Flotow (University of Ottawa), and Christine York.


2013-01-15

Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies

By Smaro Kamboureli,Robert Zacharias
  • Full Title : Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies
  • Author : Smaro Kamboureli,Robert Zacharias
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN Code : 1554583977
  • Pages : 310
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies is a collection of interdisciplinary essays that examine the various contexts—political, social, and cultural—that have shaped the study of Canadian literature and the role it plays in our understanding of the Canadian nation-state. The essays are tied together as instances of critical practices that reveal the relations and exchanges that take place between the categories of the literary and the nation, as well as between the disciplinary sites of critical discourses and the porous boundaries of their methods. They are concerned with the material effects of the imperial and colonial logics that have fashioned Canada, as well as with the paradoxes, ironies, and contortions that abound in the general perception that Canada has progressed beyond its colonial construction. Smaro Kamboureli’s introduction demonstrates that these essays engage with the larger realm of human and social practices—throne speeches, book clubs, policies of accommodation of cultural and religious differences, Indigenous thought about justice and ethics—to show that literary and critical work is inextricably related to the Canadian polity in light of transnational and global forces.


2017-09-02

Arrival

By Nick Mount
  • Full Title : Arrival
  • Author : Nick Mount
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • ISBN Code : 1770892222
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“The most important book to be written in more than 40 years about the rise of Canadian literature... Arrival: The Story of CanLit brims and crackles, in equal measure, with information and energy.” — Winnipeg Free Press A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book National Post 99 Best Books of the Year In the mid-twentieth century, Canadian literature transformed from a largely ignored trickle of books into an enormous cultural phenomenon that produced Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Mordecai Richler, and so many others. In Arrival, acclaimed writer and critic Nick Mount answers the question: What caused the CanLit Boom? Written with wit and panache, Arrival tells the story of Canada’s literary awakening. Interwoven with Mount’s vivid tale are enlightening mini-biographies of the people who made it happen, from superstars Leonard Cohen and Marie-Claire Blais to lesser-known lights like the troubled and impassioned Harold Sonny Ladoo. The full range of Canada’s literary boom is here: the underground exploits of the blew ointment and Tish gangs; revolutionary critical forays by highbrow academics; the blunt-force trauma of our plain-spoken backwoods poetry; and the urgent political writing that erupted from the turmoil in Quebec. Originally published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, Arrival is a dazzling, variegated, and inspired piece of writing that helps explain how we got from there to here.


1985-12

French XX Bibliography

By Douglas W. Alden
  • Full Title : French XX Bibliography
  • Author : Douglas W. Alden
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • ISBN Code : 9780933444454
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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2013-08-21

Made in Canada, Read in Spain

By Pilar Somacarrera
  • Full Title : Made in Canada, Read in Spain
  • Author : Pilar Somacarrera
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 8376560174
  • Pages : 231
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The volume is an edited collection of essays on the impact of English Canadian literature in Spain. Its relevance is related to the importance of the Spanish language in global publishing. By analyzing more than 100 sources, this volume covers areas that go from the institutional side of the Spanish-Anglo-Canadian exchange to the official acknowledgement of authors like Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro by the Spanish literary system


2012-04-27

The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature

By Richard J. Lane
  • Full Title : The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature
  • Author : Richard J. Lane
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1136816348
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines: the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, and the Canadian immigrant experience critical themes such as landscape, ethnicity, orality, textuality, war and nationhood contemporary debate on the canon, feminism, postcoloniality, queer theory, and cultural and ethnic diversity the work of canonical and lesser-known writers from Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie to Robert Service, Maria Campbell and Douglas Coupland. Written in an engaging and accessible style and offering a glossary, maps and further reading sections, this guidebook is a crucial resource for students working in the field of Canadian Literature.


2020-01-09

Against the Current and Into the Light

By Selena Couture
  • Full Title : Against the Current and Into the Light
  • Author : Selena Couture
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 0773559914
  • Pages : 249
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Performance embodies knowledge transfer, cultural expression, and intercultural influence. It is a method through which Indigenous people express their relations to land and continuously establish their persistent political authority. But performance is also key to the misrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in settler colonial societies. Against the Current and Into the Light challenges dominant historical narratives of the land now known as Stanley Park, exploring performances in this space from the late nineteenth century to the present. Selena Couture engages with knowledge held in an endangered Indigenous language's place names, methods of orientation in space and time, and conceptions of leadership and respectful visiting. She then critically engages with narratives of Vancouver history created by the city's first archivist, J.S. Matthews, through his interest in Lord Stanley's visit to the park in 1889. Matthews organized several public commemorative performances on this land from the 1940s to 1960, resulting in the iconic yet misleading statue of Lord Stanley situated at the park's entrance. Couture places Matthews's efforts at commemoration alongside continuous political interventions by Indigenous people and organizations such as the Native Brotherhood of British Columbia, while also responding to contemporary performances by Indigenous women in Vancouver that present alternative views of history. Using the metaphor of eddies of influence - motions that shape and are shaped by obstacles in their temporal and spatial environments - Against the Current and Into the Light reveals how histories of places have been created, and how they might be understood differently in light of Indigenous resurgence and decolonization.


2020-07-15

Code-Choice and Identity Construction on Stage

By Sirkku Aaltonen
  • Full Title : Code-Choice and Identity Construction on Stage
  • Author : Sirkku Aaltonen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351613685
  • Pages : 190
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Code-Choice and Identity Construction on Stage challenges the general assumption that language is only one of the codes employed in a theatrical performance; Sirkku Aaltonen changes the perspective to the audience, foregrounding the chosen language variety as a trigger for their reactions. Theatre is ‘the most public of arts’, closely interwoven with contemporary society, and language is a crucial tool for establishing order. In this book, Aaltonen explores the ways in which chosen languages on stage can lead to rejection or tolerance in diglossic situations, where one language is considered unequal to another. Through a selection of carefully chosen case studies, the socio-political rather than artistic motivation behind code-choice emerges. By identifying common features of these contexts and the implications of theatre in the wider world, this book sheds light on high versus low culture, the role of translation, and the significance of traditional and emerging theatrical conventions. This intriguing study encompassing Ireland, Scotland, Quebec, Finland and Egypt, cleverly employs the perspective of familiarising the foreign and is invaluable reading for those interested in theatre and performance, translation, and the connection between language and society.


2021-03-24

Canada's Storytellers | Les grands écrivains du Canada

By Andrew David Irvine
  • Full Title : Canada's Storytellers | Les grands écrivains du Canada
  • Author : Andrew David Irvine
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • ISBN Code : 0776628054
  • Pages : 800
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For over three-quarters of a century, the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been awarded annually in a variety of evolving categories. Fifteen Governors General have served as their patron. The impressive list continues to grow apace: between 1936 and 2018, the awards recognized 719 books in English and French and have been presented to 580 authors, illustrators, and translators. This beautifully illustrated bilingual compendium presents the biographies of all 580 award laureates, many accompanied by stunning archival portraits. This is the final instalment in Andrew Irvine’s remarkable and comprehensive research into what has become a touchstone of Canada’s literary culture. Together with Canada’s Best and The Governor General’s Literary Awards of Canada: A Bibliography, this work provides readers with a definitive overview of this literary prize. By itself, Canada’s Storytellers is an invaluable reading companion for anyone wanting to be introduced to many of our most influential authors, illustrators, and translators working in both French and English over the past decades. It belongs on the shelf of every enthusiast of Canadian literature. Bilingual edition.


1985-01-01

Femmes du Cameroun

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  • Full Title : Femmes du Cameroun
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  • Publisher : KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN Code : 9782865371297
  • Pages : 402
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A set of articles regarding the position of women in Cameroon by anthropologists, sociologists and economists.(Articles by P. Geschiere, J.I. Guyer, J. Koopman Henn et al.)


2006

Translating Montreal

By Sherry Simon
  • Full Title : Translating Montreal
  • Author : Sherry Simon
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 0773577025
  • Pages : 297
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The divided Montreal of the 1960s is very different from today's cosmopolitan, hybrid city. Taking the perspective of a walker moving through a fluid landscape of neighbourhoods and eras, Sherry Simon experiences Montreal as a voyage across languages. Sketching out literary passages from the then of the colonial city to the now of the cosmopolitan Montreal, she traces a history of crossings and intersections around the familiar sites and symbols of the city - the mythical boulevard Saint-Laurent, Mile End, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, Mont-Royal.


2017-03-08

Shakespeare and Canada

By Irena R. Makaryk,Kathryn Prince
  • Full Title : Shakespeare and Canada
  • Author : Irena R. Makaryk,Kathryn Prince
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • ISBN Code : 0776624431
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Shakespeare in Canada is the result of a collective desire to explore the role that Shakespeare has played in Canada over the past two hundred years, but also to comprehend the way our country’s culture has influenced our interpretation of his literary career and heritage. What function does Shakespeare serve in Canada today? How has he been reconfigured in different ways for particular Canadian contexts? The authors of this book attempt to answer these questions while imagining what the future might hold for William Shakespeare in Canada. Covering the Stratford Festival, the cult CBC television program Slings and Arrows, major Canadian critics such as Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, the influential acting teacher Neil Freiman, the rise of Québécois and First Nation approaches to Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s place in secondary schools today, this collection reflects the diversity and energy of Shakespeare’s afterlife in Canada. Collectively, the authors suggest that Shakespeare continues to offer Canadians “remembrance of ourselves.” This is a refreshingly original and impressive contribution to Shakespeare studies—a considerable achievement in any work on the history of one of the central figures in the western literary canon.


1990-09

Behind the Scenes

By Mary Ross,Ron Cameron
  • Full Title : Behind the Scenes
  • Author : Mary Ross,Ron Cameron
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • ISBN Code : 9780889241961
  • Pages : 126
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Scenes from Canadian plays for two to six actors. Thirty-two excellent opportunities for young thespians ... these are texts which I would certainly use with my own senior students of dramatic arts." -Reviewing Librarian


2014-06-27

Theatre and National Identity

By Nadine Holdsworth
  • Full Title : Theatre and National Identity
  • Author : Nadine Holdsworth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134102275
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book explores the ways that pre-existing ‘national’ works or ‘national theatre’ sites can offer a rich source of material for speaking to the contemporary moment because of the resonances or associations they offer of a different time, place, politics, or culture. Featuring a broad international scope, it offers a series of thought-provoking essays that explore how playwrights, directors, theatre-makers, and performance artists have re-staged or re-worked a classic national play, performance, theatrical form, or theatre space in order to engage with conceptions of and questions around the nation, nationalism, and national identity in the contemporary moment, opening up new ways of thinking about or problematizing questions around the nation and national identity. Chapters ask how productions engage with a particular moment in the national psyche in the context of internationalism and globalization, for example, as well as how productions explore the interconnectivity of nations, intercultural agendas, or cosmopolitanism. They also explore questions relating to the presence of migrants, exiles, or refugees, and the legacy of colonial histories and post-colonial subjectivities. The volume highlights how theatre and performance has the ability to contest and unsettle ideas of the nation and national identity through the use of various sites, stagings, and performance strategies, and how contemporary theatres have portrayed national agendas and characters at a time of intense cultural flux and repositioning.


2012-07-05

Translators through History

By Jean Delisle,Judith Woodsworth
  • Full Title : Translators through History
  • Author : Jean Delisle,Judith Woodsworth
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9027273812
  • Pages : 337
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Acclaimed, when it first appeared, as a seminal work – a groundbreaking book that was both informative and highly readable – Translators through History is being released in a new edition, substantially revised and expanded by Judith Woodsworth. Translators have played a key role in intellectual exchange through the ages and across borders. This account of how they have contributed to the development of languages, the emergence of literatures, the dissemination of knowledge and the spread of values tells the story of world culture itself. Content has been updated, new elements introduced and recent directions in translation scholarship incorporated, providing fresh insights and a more nuanced view of past events. The bibliography contains over 100 new titles and illustrations have been refreshed and enhanced. An invaluable tool for students, scholars and professionals in the field of translation, the latest version of Translators through History remains a vital resource for researchers in other disciplines and a fascinating read for the wider public.


2001-03-29

Buried Astrolabe

By Craig S. Walker
  • Full Title : Buried Astrolabe
  • Author : Craig S. Walker
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 077356859X
  • Pages : 488
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Craig Walker devotes the main body of his work to critical readings of James Reaney, Michael Cook, Sharon Pollock, Michel Tremblay, George F. Walker, and Judith Thompson, respecting the distinctive elements of the writer's voice while helping the reader appreciate the cultural context that informs each play. He analyses the poetics or mythological underpinning of the works and investigates the cultural significance of the tropes that typify their works. The Buried Astrolabe stakes the claim of Canadian playwrights to be considered among the most important in the contemporary world.