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The Resource Prizing literature : the celebration and circulation of national culture, Gillian Roberts

Prizing literature : the celebration and circulation of national culture, Gillian Roberts

Label
Prizing literature : the celebration and circulation of national culture
Title
Prizing literature
Title remainder
the celebration and circulation of national culture
Statement of responsibility
Gillian Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When Canadian authors win prestigious literary prizes, from the Governor General's Literary Award to the Man Booker Prize, they are celebrated not only for their achievements, but also for contributing to this country's cultural capital. Discussions about culture, national identity, and citizenship are particularly complicated when the honorees are immigrants, like Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, or Rohinton Mistry. Then there is the case of Yann Martel, who is identified both as Canadian and as rootlessly cosmopolitan. How have these writers' identities been recalibrated in order to claim them as 'representative' Canadians?
  • Prizing Literature is the first extended study of contemporary award winning Canadian literature and the ways in which we celebrate its authors. Gillian Roberts uses theories of hospitality to examine how prize-winning authors are variously received and honoured depending on their citizenship and the extent to which they represent 'Canadianness.' Prizing Literature sheds light on popular and media understandings of what it means to be part of a multicultural nation."--Pub. desc
Member of
Cataloging source
CELBN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Gillian
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultural spaces
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Literary prizes
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Canada
  • Canadian literature (English)
  • Canadian literature (English)
  • Littérature canadienne-anglaise
  • Littérature canadienne-anglaise
  • Nationalité dans la littérature
  • Prix littéraires
Label
Prizing literature : the celebration and circulation of national culture, Gillian Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prizing Canadian literature -- 'Sri Lankan poet, domiciled in Canada': Michael Ondaatje's territories, citizenships, and cosmopolitanisms -- 'American not American': Carol Shields's border crossings and gendered citizenships -- 'Bombay born, Canadian based banker': Rohinton Mistry's Hospitality at the threshold -- 'Un Quebecois francophone ecrivant en anglais': Yann Martel's zoos, hospitals, and hotels -- Conclusion, or discrepant Invitations
Control code
ocn793385423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442694583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jwmt3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793385423
Label
Prizing literature : the celebration and circulation of national culture, Gillian Roberts
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prizing Canadian literature -- 'Sri Lankan poet, domiciled in Canada': Michael Ondaatje's territories, citizenships, and cosmopolitanisms -- 'American not American': Carol Shields's border crossings and gendered citizenships -- 'Bombay born, Canadian based banker': Rohinton Mistry's Hospitality at the threshold -- 'Un Quebecois francophone ecrivant en anglais': Yann Martel's zoos, hospitals, and hotels -- Conclusion, or discrepant Invitations
Control code
ocn793385423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442694583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jwmt3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793385423

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