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Les fables canadiennes de Jules Verne

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En trois décennies, du début des années 1870 au

tournant du XXe siècle, Jules Verne écrit trois romans

couvrant plus d’un demi-siècle d’histoire canadienne. 

Si ce triptyque peut être saisi dans le processus global

de la création vernienne, il forme en même temps une

entité à part entière, un formidable révélateur de la

place du Canada et du Québec en France. Cette place

est relative : elle dépend beaucoup de ses interactions

avec l’Angleterre et les États-Unis. 

Plusieurs oeuvres de Verne, depuis Les Aventures du

Capitaine Hatteras, publiées au milieu des années 1860,

s’attachent à comparer les réactions de personnages

anglais et américains. Il en ressort in fine une rivalité des

deux pays, comme dans les romans canadiens Le Pays

des fourrures (1872-1873) et Famille-Sans-Nom (1889).

Le conflit anglo-américain explique les connivences

entre Canadiens français et Américains, dont font état

ces deux romans. 

Or, à la fin de sa vie, Verne remanie ce système

d’alliance. Dans Le Volcan d’or, rédigé en 1899-1900,

les relations vont diamétralement changer : Canadiens

français et anglais, tous honnêtes gens en quête

de l’or du Klondike, s’unissent contre des Américains

originaires du Texas, délinquants notoires et redoutés. 

Comment analyser ce retournement? Quelle clé

offre-t-il pour comprendre, à une plus vaste échelle,

les images du Canada et du Québec qui prévaudront

dès lors en France?

Ce livre est publié en français.

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Over the course of three decades—from the early 1870s to the turn of the 20th century—Jules Verne wrote three novels covering more than half a century of Canadian history. 

While this triptych is undoubtedly located within the Vernian corpus, it nevertheless constitutes a body of work in its own right, a powerful testimony to the place that Canada and Quebec occupied in France. This place was relative, however, dependent on interactions with England and the United States. 

Several of Verne’s works beginning with the publication of The Adventures of Captain Hatteras in the mid-1860s compare English and American characters. Ultimately, the rivalry that emerges between the two countries is further developed in the Canadian novels The Fur Country (1872–1873) and Family Without a Name (1889). The Anglo-American conflict explains the affinities between French Canadians and Americans present in both novels. 

Toward the end of his life, however, Verne revisits this alliance. In The Golden Volcano, written in 1899–1900, those relations change diametrically: French and English Canadians, all honest people in search of Klondike gold, unite against the Texans, notorious and feared delinquents. 

How is this reversal to be understood? What clues does it offer for understanding of the depictions of Canada and Quebec that prevail henceforth in France on a broader scale?

This book is published in French.

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« Dans cet ouvrage dense, bien documenté, solidement raisonné,

Fabre offre une lecture stimulante de trois romans relativement peu connus de

Jules Verne. Les conclusions qu’il en tire intéresseront, au-delà des fans

encore de nos jours nombreux de l’auteur des « Voyages extraordinaires », les

étudiants de l’histoire et du développement du roman populaire et d’aventures

au dix-neuvième siècle, ainsi que, bien sûr, les lecteurs qui se passionnent au

sujet du développement de la représentation du Canada français dans la culture

hexagonale de l’époque. »

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Peu de gens, à commencer par nous-mêmes à la rédaction, connaissaient l’intérêt que portait le grand écrivain futuriste à notre cher pays. (...) [Gérard Fabre], chercheur au CNRS nous montre à quelles sources le romancier s’abreuvait pour rendre compte au plus près de la situation sociopolitique au Canada et quels étaient l’évolution des rapports au fil du temps entre les canadiens-français, les anglais et les américains. Chapeau à l’essayiste qui lève le voile sur un aspect trop méconnu de la vie de Verne.

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Gérard Fabre est chercheur au Centre d’étude des mouvements sociaux de l’Institut Marcel Mauss, EHESS/ CNRS. Il s’intéresse aux réseaux intellectuels entre le Québec et la France (universitaires, écrivains, revues et institutions) ainsi qu’aux imaginaires nordiques dans la littérature française.

 
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Refuse

Wunker, ErinMcGgregor, HannahRak, Julie (Hrsg.) | BookThug


CanLit–the commonly used short form for English Canadian Literature as a cultural formation and industry—has been at the heart of several recent public controversies. Why? Because CanLit is breaking open to reveal the accepted injustices at its heart. It is imperative that these public controversies and the issues that sparked them be subject to careful and thorough discussion and critique.

Refuse provides a critical and historical context to help readers understand conversations happening about CanLit presently. One of its goals is to foreground the perspectives of those who have been changing the conversation about what CanLit is and what it could be. Topics such as literary celebrity, white power, appropriation, class, rape culture, and the ongoing impact of settler colonialism are addressed by a diverse gathering of writers from across Canada. This volume works to avoid a single metanarrative response to these issues, but rather brings together a cacophonous multitude of voices.

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Erin Wunker is a teacher and a writer. She teaches courses in Canadian literature and cultural production. She is the author of the multiple award-winning book Notes from a Feminist Killjoy. She lives and works in K’jipuktuk/Halifax.

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Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, a feminist podcaster, and a CanLit killjoy. She co-hosts the popular Harry Potter podcast Witch, Please, and hosts the slightly-less-popular podcast Secret Feminist Agenda, a weekly discussion of the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives. She lives in Vancouver on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and has two cats; one is named after a poet, and the other is named after a breakfast.

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Julie Rak is a Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She holds an Eccles Fellowship at the British Library for 2017-2018 and is also a Killam Professor at the University of Alberta for 2017-18. Julie was born on traditional Haudenosaunee territory in New York State, and grew up in Delmar, NY, the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehaken (Mohawk). She currently lives and works on Treaty 6 and Metis territory in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 
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Double-Voicing the Canadian Short Story

University of Ottawa Press | Canadian Literature Collection


Double-Voicing the Canadian Short Story is the first comparative study of eight internationally and nationally acclaimed writers of short fiction: Sandra Birdsell, Timothy Findley, Jack Hodgins, Thomas King, Alistair MacLeod, Olive Senior, Carol Shields and Guy Vanderhaeghe. With the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature going to Alice Munro, the “master of the contemporary short story,” this art form is receiving the recognition that has been its due and—as this book demonstrates—Canadian writers have long excelled in it. From theme to choice of narrative perspective, from emphasis on irony, satire and parody to uncovering the multiple layers that make up contemporary Canadian English, the short story provides a powerful vehicle for a distinctively Canadian “double-voicing”. The stories discussed here are compelling reflections on our most intimate roles and relationships and Kruk offers a thoughtful juxtaposition of themes of gender, mothers and sons, family storytelling, otherness in Canada and the politics of identity to name but a few. As a multi-author study, Double-Voicing the Canadian Short Story is broad in scope and its readings are valuable to Canadian literature as a whole, making the book of interest to students of Canadian literature or the short story, and to readers of both.

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Kruk (...) celebrate[s] the achievements of short-story writers as well as the kind of national identity, based mainly on regional identification, that they helped to highlight. (...) Her conclusion reads like a

celebration of both family and community, in all its variety, in a remote part

of the country. And this is the main point of the book: to celebrate the

achievements of short-story writers as well as the kind of national identity,

based mainly on regional identification, that they helped to highlight.

 
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Northrop Frye and Others

University of Ottawa Press | Canadian Literature Collection


This book, based on extensive archival and historical work, identifies and brings to light additional and littlerecognized intellectual influences on Frye, and analyzes how they informed his thought. These are variously

major thinkers, sets of texts, and intellectual traditions: the Mahayana Sutras, Machiavelli, Rabelais, Boehme, Hegel, Coleridge, Carlyle, Mill, Jane Ellen Harrison and Elizabeth Fraser.

In each chapter, dedicated to Frye’s connection to a specific influence, Denham describes how Frye became acquainted with each, and how he interpreted and adapted certain ideas from them to help work out his own conceptual systems. Denham offers insights on Frye’s relationship with his historical and intellectual contexts, provides valuable additional context for understanding the work of one of the 20th century’s leading scholars of literature and culture.

Includes over 20 photos, tables and figures, as well as a chapter on Frye’s personal relationship with Elizabeth Fraser.

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These

are brilliant books. I read Northrop Frye

and Others in the summer and just picked up the second installment this

week. I feel that you have really made a break into the open with these

two books. I am grateful for all of your work.

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Robert D. Denham is John P. Fishwick Professor of English, Emeritus, at Roanoke College in Salem Virginia. He has devoted much of his professional life to writing about Northrop Frye and editing his work. He wrote and edited over twenty-five books on Frye, including eleven volumes of his Collected Works.

 
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The Worlds of Carol Shields

Staines, David (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Reappraisals: Canadian Writers


"Carol was a very fine writer and a remarkable human being, a wonderful person whose work I closely followed for more than 20 years. I interviewed her frequently over those years, with virtually every work she produced —novel, radio drama, play, book of stories. So I had a good sense of the span of her work and also her evolution as a stylist. But the key reason I wanted to make a book focusing on her life and work is that we were friends."

—Eleanor Wachtel

This book strikes the right balance between intimate accounts and literary analysis. It opens with reminiscences by close friend Eleanor Wachtel, which are followed by a study of Shields’ poetry by her daughter and grandson, then by various aspects of her fiction, including a detailed examination of her plays. It closes with reminiscences by four close friends: Jane Urquhart, Joan Clark, Wayson Choy and Martin Levin.

The 23 contributors offer new insights, new theories, and new perspectives about Shields’ illuminating career. Only one piece—her obituary written by Margaret Atwood—has been previously published.

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Most of the 23 pieces in this collection were presented at a conference celebrating the work of Shields at the University of Ottawa in 2012. (...) These pieces wrap the collection in a quilt of affectionate memory of Carol Shields as a person, teacher and a friend that will be a necessary comfort for the non-academic reader of the book (...). Scholars will be grateful for the essays in this collection. Readers are advised to treat the book as a companion to a rereading of Shields oeuvre (...).

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Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, David Staines specializes in medieval literature and culture and Canadian literature and culture. In the former, he has published Tennyson’s Camelot: The Idylls of the King and Its Medieval Sources, and translated The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes; in the latter, he published The Canadian Imagination: Dimensions of a Literary Culture, The Forty-Ninth and Other Parallels: Contemporary Canadian Perspectives, and The Letters of Stephen Leacock. He has also edited volumes on Morley Callaghan, Stephen Leacock and Margaret Laurence, and co-edited volumes of the writings of Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan. A long-time friend of Carol Shields, he wrote Carol Shields: Cultural Context, a part of Library and Archives Canada’s Web exhibition Canadian Writers.

 
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Wild Words

Coates, DonnaMelnyk, George (Hrsg.) | Athabasca University Press


As the first collection of literary criticism focusing on Alberta writers, Wild Words establishes a basis for identifying Alberta fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as valid subjects of study in their own right. By critically situating and assessing specific Alberta authors according to genre, this volume continues the work begun with Melnyk's Literary History of Alberta.

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Donna Coates is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Calgary. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand fiction and drama (especially by women) and recently co-edited a volume on Canadian war drama.

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George Melnyk is an Associate Professor of Canadian Studies and Film Studies in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. He is a historian of Canadian culture and has published numerous books in the field.

 
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Malcolm Lowry's Poetics of Space

Lane, Richard J.Mota, Miguel (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Canadian Literature Collection


This collection focuses on Lowry’s spatial dynamics, from the psychogeography of the Letterist and the Situationist International, through musical forms (especially jazz), cinema, photography, and spatialpoetic writing, to the spaces of exception, bio-politics, and the creaturely. It presents previously unpublished essays by both established and new international Lowry scholars, as well as innovative ways of conceiving of his aesthetic practice.

In each of the book’s three sections, critics engage in the notion of Lowry as a multi-media artist who influenced and was deeply influenced by a broad range of modernist and early postmodernist aesthetic practices. Acutely aware of and engaged in the world of film, sensitive to the role of the graphical surface in advertising and propaganda, and deeply immersed in a vast range of literary traditions and the avant-garde, Lowry worked within an intertextual space that is also a mediascape, one which tends to transgress, or at least exceed, neatly controlled borders or aesthetic boundaries. These new approaches to Lowry’s life and work, which make use of new and recent theoretical perspectives, will encourage fresh debate around Lowry’s writing.

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The University of Ottawa Press excels with its Canadian Literature Collection (...) Malcolm Lowry’s Poetics of Space extends his literary legacy through the archival recuperations and by working through the troubles of a largely biographical body of scholarship.

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Richard J. Lane directs the Seminar for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Literary Theory Research Group at Vancouver Island University, BC, where he is also the Principal Investigator of the MeTA Digital Humanities Lab, supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the BC Knowledge Development Fund. Lane is also a Director of Innovation Island Technology Association, as well as an Associated Researcher at The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, at The University of Victoria, BC.

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Miguel Mota is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In addition to his work on Lowry, Mota has published in the areas of contemporary British literature and culture and on the relationship between literature and film, including articles on Jeanette Winterson, John King, Mike Leigh, Derek Jarman, and Peter Greenaway, among others.

 
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Selves and Subjectivities

Mannani, ManijehThompson, Veronica (Hrsg.) | Athabasca University Press


Long a topic of intricate political and social debate, Canadian identity has come to be understood as fragmented, amorphous, and unstable, a multifaceted and contested space only tenuously linked to traditional concepts of the nation. As Canadians, we are endlessly defining ourselves, seeking to locate our sense of self in relation to some Other. By examining how writers and performers have conceptualized and negotiated issues of personal identity in their work, the essays collected in Selves and Subjectivities investigate emerging representations of self and other in contemporary Canadian arts and culture. Included are essays on iconic poet and musician Leonard Cohen, Governor General award–winning playwright Colleen Wagner, feminist poet and novelist Daphne Marlatt, film director David Cronenberg, poet and writer Hédi Bouraoui, author and media scholar Marusya Bociurkiw, puppeteer Ronnie Burkett, and the Aboriginal rap group War Party.

As critic Diana Brydon has argued, contemporary Canadian writers are "not transcending nation but resituating it." Drawing together themes of gender and sexuality, trauma and displacement, performati­vity, and linguistic diversity, Selves and Subjectivities offers an exciting new contribution to the multivocal dialogue surrounding the Canadian sense of identity.

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Manijeh Mannani is associate professor of English and comparative literature at Athabasca University and adjunct professor of comparative literature at the University of Alberta.

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Veronica Thompson is the Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University.

 
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Home Ground and Foreign Territory

Fiamengo, Janice (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Reappraisals: Canadian Writers


Home Ground and Foreign Territory is an original collection of essays on early Canadian literature in English. Aiming to be both provocative and scholarly, it encompasses a variety of (sometimes opposing) perspectives, subjects, and methods, with the aim of reassessing the field, unearthing neglected texts, and proposing new approaches to canonical authors. Renowned experts in early Canadian literary studies, including D.M.R. Bentley, Mary Jane Edwards, and Carole Gerson, join emerging scholars in a collection distinguished by its clarity of argument and breadth of reference. Together, the essays offer bold and informative contributions to the study of this dynamic literature.

Home Ground and Foreign Territory reaches out far beyond the scope of early Canadian literature. Its multi-disciplinary approach innovates literal studies and appeals to literature specialists and general readership alike.

 
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Swinging the Maelstrom

University of Ottawa Press | Canadian Literature Collection


Swinging the Maelstrom is the story of a musician enduring existence in the Bellevue psychiatric hospital in New York. Written during his happiest and most fruitful years, this novella reveals the deep healing influence that the idyllic retreat at Dollarton had on Lowry.

This long-overdue scholarly edition will allow scholars to engage in a genetic study of the text and reconstruct, step by step, the creative process that developed from a rather pessimistic and misanthropic vision of the world as a madhouse (The Last Address, 1936), via the apocalyptic metaphors of a world on the brink of Armageddon (The Last Address, 1939), to a world that, in spite of all its troubles, leaves room for self-irony and humanistic concern (Swinging the Maelstrom,1942–1944).

- This book is published in English. 

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Vik Doyen studied at the University of Pennsylvania and did archival research in the Malcolm Lowry Collection at UBC for his doctoral dissertation Fighting the Albatross of Self : A Genetic Study of the Literary Work of Malcolm Lowry (Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, 1973). He also presented several papers on Lowry at international conferences.

 
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