Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Bridging the Solitudes
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 7. Juni 2019
 
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  • Hardcover
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  • 392 Seiten
978-3-030-15684-8 (ISBN)
 
Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Bridging the Solitudes exposes the limitations of the solitudes concept so often applied uncritically to the Canadian experience. This volume examines Canadian and Québécois literature of the fantastic across its genres-such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, indigenous futurism, and others-and considers how its interrogation of colonialism, nationalism, race, and gender works to bridge multiple solitudes. Utilizing a transnational lens, this volume reveals how the fantastic is ready-made for exploring, in non-literal terms, the complex and problematic nature of intercultural engagement.
1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 1 s/w Abbildung
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  • 1 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 380 p. 1 illus.
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 153 mm
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  • Dicke: 26 mm
  • 618 gr
978-3-030-15684-8 (9783030156848)
10.1007/978-3-030-15685-5
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Amy J. Ransom is Chair of World Languages and Cultures at Central Michigan University, USA. She has published over two dozen articles on Québécois popular genre literatures and film and is the author of Science Fiction from Québec (2009) and Hockey PQ (2014).

Dominick Grace is Professor of English at Brescia University, Canada. He is the author of The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb (2015) and several articles on Canadian literature of the fantastic, and coeditor of several collections of interviews with cartoonists, a volume on Canadian comics, and a volume on Twin Peaks.

1. Introduction: Bridging the Solitudes as a Critical Metaphor

Amy J. Ransom, Central Michigan University

Dominick Grace, Brescia University

Prologue

2. Colonial Visions: The British Empire in Early Anglophone and

Francophone Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy

Allan Weiss, York University

Part I Bridging Borders:

Transnationalism and Postcolonialism in Canadian Speculative Fiction

3. Nevermind the Gap: Judith Merril Challenges the Status Quo

Ritch Calvin, SUNY - Stony Brook

4. Two Solitudes, Two Cultures: Building and Burning Bridges in Peter Watts's

Novels

Michele Braun, Mount Royal University

5. The Affinity for Utopia: Erecting Walls and Building Bridges in Robert

Charles Wilson's The Affinities

Graham J. Murphy, Seneca College

6. The Art of Not Dying: Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven and Catherine

Mavrikakis's Oscar De Profundis

Patrick Bergeron, University of New Brunswick

(Translated by Amy J. Ransom)

Part II Building Bridges:

Constructing and Deconstructing Myths of the Canadian Nation

7. When Are We Ever at Home?: Exile and Nostalgia in the Work of Guy

Gavriel Kay

Susan Johnston, University of Regina

8. Reconciliation, Resistance and Biskaabiiyang: Re-Imagining Canadian

Residential Schools in Indigenous Speculative Fictions

Judith Leggatt, Lakehead University

9. Indigenous Futurist Film: Speculation and Resistance in Jeff Barnaby's

Rhymes for Young Ghouls and File Under Miscellaneous

Kristina Baudemann, Europa-Universität, Flensberg

Part III Bridging the Gender Gap:

Transnational and Transsexual Identities in Canadian SF

10. Building Hope through Community in Élisabeth Vonarburg's Maerlande

Chronicles

Caroline Mosser, Utah State University

11. Cruising Canadian SF's Queer Futurity: Hiromi Goto's The Kappa Child and

Larissa Lai's Salt Fish Girl

Wendy Gay Pearson, University of Western Ontario

12. Crossing the (Trans)Gender Bridge: Exploring Intersex and Trans Bodies in

Canadian Speculative Fiction

Evelyn Deshane, University of Waterloo

Part IV Bridging the Species Divide:

Technological, Animal, Extraterrestrial and Posthuman Sentience

13. A Maelstrom of Replication: Peter Watts's Glitching Textual Source Codes

Ben Eldridge, University of Sydney

14. The Missing Link: Bridging the Species Divide in Margaret Atwood's

MaddAddam Trilogy

Dunja Mohr, University of Erfurt

15. 'I can't believe this is happening!': Bear Horror, the Species Divide, and the

Canadian Fight for Survival in a Time of Climate Change

Michael Fuchs, University of Graz

16. Interacting and Cohabiting with Humans, Earthlings, and Others in SFQ

Isabelle Fournier, Trent University

Part V Bridging the Slipstream: Generic Fluidity in Canadian Speculative Fiction

17. Holes Within and Bridges Beyond: The Transfictions of Élisabeth Vonarburg

and Michel Tremblay

Sylvie Bérard, Trent University

18. Tropes Crossing: On Some Québec Sf Writers from the Mainstream

Sophie Beaulé, St. Mary's University

(Translated by Amy J. Ransom)

19. Transculture, Transgenre: Stanley Péan's Fantastic Detective Fiction

Kathleen Kellett, Ryerson University

Epilogue

20. [Excerpts from A Glossary of Non-Essential Forms and Genres in English-

Canadian Literature]

Jordan Bolay, University of Calgary

Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Bridging the Solitudes exposes the limitations of the solitudes concept so often applied uncritically to the Canadian experience. This volume examines Canadian and Québécois literature of the fantastic across its genres-such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, indigenous futurism, and others-and considers how its interrogation of colonialism, nationalism, race, and gender works to bridge multiple solitudes. Utilizing a transnational lens, this volume reveals how the fantastic is ready-made for exploring, in non-literal terms, the complex and problematic nature of intercultural engagement.

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