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GRACE, Sherrill E. Canada and the Idea of North. Montreal & Kingston / London / Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, (2007). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xxiv,-344, including colour plates. Illustrated. 8vo, art-illustrated dark blue card covers, white lettering to front cover, white lettering to black spine. Sherrill E. Grace, b. 1944, of University of British Columbia. "From the Franklin Mystery to the comic book super-heroine Nelvana, Glenn Gould's documentaries, the paintings of Lawren Harris, andMolson beer ads, the idea of the North has been central to the Canadian im agination. 'Canada and the Idea of North' explores the ways in which Canadians have defined themselves as a northern people in their literature, art, music, drama, history, geography, politics, and popular culture. Sherrill Grace offers a thorough examination of how nordicity plays a major role in the definition of Canadian culture, and shows how Canadians have always usedideas of Canada-as-North to promote a distinct national identity and natio nal unity. She also presents newly emerging northern voices and shows how they view the long tradition of representations of the North by southern activists, artists, and scholars. With the creation of Nunavut, increasing concern about northern ecosystems and social challenges, and renewed attentionto Canada's role as a circumpolar nation, 'Canada and the Idea of North' s hows that nordicity continues to plays [sic] a central role in Canada's self-definition in the twenty-first century." - from the rear cover. Contents:Prologue: Ideas of North; 1. Writing the North: Representing North -- Cons tructing a Northern Nation; 2. Articulating North: Visualizing North -- Performing North; 3. Narrating a Northern Nation: Fictions of North; 4. The North Writes Back: Writing, Re-Writing, and Writing Back; Epilogue: Magnetic North. With afterword, notes, interdisciplinary bibliography, and index. Very good. 25.00
Title: Canada and the Idea of North. First Paperback Edition.
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 2007, ISBN:9780773532533:
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