Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context /

"Postcolonial and Commonwealth literary scholarship has tended to emphasize the novel. Tropes and Territories is the first book to focus on modern short fiction, including Metis narratives, Maori myth, and stories by Mansfield, Frame, Munro, Rushdie, MacLeod, Gallant, Narayan, Jarman, and King....

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Corporate Author: Tropes and Territories Conference
Other Authors: Dvorak, Marta., New, W. H. 1938-
Format: Conference Proceeding eBook
Published: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction, troping the territory / Marta Dvor̆ák and W.H. New
  • Between fractals and rainbows: critiquing Canadian criticism / Laura Moss
  • Storying home: power and truth / Diana Brydon
  • Configuring a typology for South Asian short fiction / Chelva Kanaganayakam
  • What should the reader know?: culture, history, and politics in contemporary short fiction from Aotearoa New Zealand / Lydia Wevers
  • "Crossroads of circumstance": Place in contemporary Australian short fiction / Bruce Bennett
  • La Dame Seule meets the angel of history: Katherine Mansfield and Mavis Gallant / Janice Kulyk Keefer
  • Alice Munro's Ontario / Robert Thacker
  • Alistair MacLeod and the Gaelic Diaspora / Gwendolyn Davies
  • Of cows and configurations in Emily Carr's The book of small
  • Marta Dvor̆ák / Reading Linnet Muir, Netta Asher, and Carol Frazier: three gallant characters in postcolonial time / Neil Besner
  • From location to dislocation in Salman Rushdie's East, West and Rohinton Mistry's Tales from Firozsha Baag / Florence Cabaret
  • Epistolary traditions in Caribbean diasporic writing: subversions of oral/scribal paradox in Alecia McKenzie's "full stop" / Isabel Carrera Suaþrez
  • "We use dah membering": oral memory in Meþtis short stories / Warren Cariou
  • Myth in Patricia Grace's "Sun's marbles" / Jean-Pierre Durix
  • Mariposa medicine: Thomas King's Medicine River and the Canadian short story cycle / Gerald Lynch
  • Under the banyan tree: R.K. Narayan, space and the story-teller / Alexis Tadieþ
  • The tropes and territory of childhood in The lagoon and other stories by Janet Frame / Christine Lorre
  • Roots and routes in a selection of stories by Alistair MacLeod / Claire Omhovere
  • Reading the understory: David Malouf's Untold tales / W.H. New
  • Aesthetic traces of the ephemeral: Alice Munro's Logograms in "Vandals" / Heþliane Ventura
  • Fables of a bricoleur: Mark Anthony Jarman's many improvisations / Tamas Dobozy
  • On the beach: Witi Inhimaera, Katherine Mansfield, and the Treaty of Waitangi / Mark Williams
  • The botany of the liar / Laurie Ricou.