Quill & Quire




Category: Book industries and trade


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Creating the National Mosaic

Multiculturalism in Canadian Children's Literature from 1950 to 1994

Author: Miriam Verena Richter

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 354

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The Canadian Multicultural Mosaic has long been recognized as an OCo if not the OCo outstanding characteristic of the Canadian nation at home and abroad. It has, further, come to be regarded as a model worldwide of a well-functioning culturally diverse society. This first book-length study of Canadian multicultural childrenOCOs literature sets out to explore how literature for the young has contributed to the creation of the countryOCOs multicultural discourse as well as to the construction of its national identity. In this context, childrenOCOs literature possesses particular significance, as juvenile literature by nature serves an educational purpose which extends to forming and informing the next generation of a countryOCOs citizens. In order to achieve a deeper understanding of the complex structures at work, not only the fictional works themselves but also CanadaOCOs policy with regard to childrenOCOs culture and literature have been examined. In order to provide an optimally comprehensive picture, chapters include, among other aspects, information on public library services for immigrant children, on Canadian research collections specializing in childrenOCOs literature, on Canadian publishing for children, and on promotional activities. The works of fiction examined cover the period from 1950 to 1994 OCo thus illustrating the development of the nationOCOs multicultural discourse OCo and include various Canadian regions as well as protagonists belonging to different ethnic groups. While the approach is interdisciplinary, the novels discussed are above all read against the tenets of Canadian multiculturalism as manifested in such core documents as Prime Minister TrudeauOCOs 1971 parliamentary declaration and the 1988 Canadian Multiculturalism Act. The chief objective of the present study is to understand the interdependence between ideology, childrenOCOs literature, and the creation of a national discourse."

Book Publishing I

Author: Rowland Lorimer

Publisher: CCSP Press


Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 376

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Writing between the Lines

Portraits of Canadian Anglophone Translators

Author: Agnes Whitfield

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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The essays in Writing between the Lines explore the lives of twelve of Canada’s most eminent anglophone literary translators, and delve into how these individuals have contributed to the valuable process of literary exchange between francophone and anglophone literatures in Canada. Through individual portraits, this book traces the events and life experiences that have led W.H. Blake, John Glassco, Philip Stratford, Joyce Marshall, Patricia Claxton, Doug Jones, Sheila Fischman, Ray Ellenwood, Barbara Godard, Susanne de Lotbinire-Harwood, John Van Burek, and Linda Gaboriau into the complex world of literary translation. Each essay-portrait examines why they chose to translate and what linguistic and cultural challenges they have faced in the practice of their art. Following their relationships with authors and publishers, the translators also reveal how they have defined the goals and the process of literary translation. Containing original, detailed biographical and bibliographical material, Writing between the Lines offers many new insights into the literary translation process, and the diverse roles of the translator as social agent. The first text on Canadian translators, it makes a major contribution in the areas of literary translation, comparative literature, Canadian literature, and cultural studies.

The Book Trade in Canada

Your Complete Guide to the Canadian Publishing Marketplace




Category: Book industries and trade


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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology

1450 to 2000

Author: Peter Beal

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 457

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In the first dictionary of its kind a leading expert on English manuscripts defines some 1,500 terms, including types of manuscript, their physical features, writing implements, writing surfaces, scribes, scripts, postal markings, and seals, as well as those relating to literature, bibliography, editing, dating, conservation, cartography, commerce, heraldry, law, and military and naval matters.

The L.M. Montgomery Reader

Volume Two: A Critical Heritage

Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: History

Page: 451

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"This second volume narrates the development of L.M. Montgomery{u2019}s (1874{u2013}1942) critical reputation in the seventy years since her death. It traces milestones and turning points such as adaptations for stage and screen, posthumous publications, and the development of Montgomery Studies as a scholarly field"--From publisher description.

In the Dark

Poets and Publishing

Author: Joe Blades

Publisher: Broken Jaw Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 55

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Text and Territory

Author: Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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The essays in this volume are expanded versions of papers that were first presented at the 13th Biennial Conference/XIIIème Congrès biennal of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, held at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 2006. The theme of the Conference was Canada at Home and Abroad: Text and Territory/Le Canada et ses relations d’ici, de là, et de là bas. The papers debate issues surrounding literature, language and language acquisition, immigration/emigration, and culture, in Canada, Ireland, and in Europe as a whole. From an examination of the place of hockey in the Canadian literary consciousness, to mapping minority language visibility in officially bilingual cities, the focus here is on ways of exploring culture, understood in its widest sense.

Toronto Trailblazers

Women in Canadian Publishing

Author: Ruth Panofsky

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: History

Page: 304

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Informed by the works of international publishing historians, Toronto Trailblazers artfully captures the lasting influence of women on Canadian publishing.

New Canadian Library

The Ross-McClelland Years, 1952-1978

Author: Janet Beverly Friskney

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: History

Page: 284

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In the mid-1950s, much Canadian literature was out of print, making it relatively inaccessible to readers, including those studying the subject in schools and universities. When English professor Malcolm Ross approached Toronto publisher Jack McClelland in 1952 to propose a Canadian literary reprint series, it was still the accepted wisdom among publishers that Canadian literature was of insufficient interest to the educational market to merit any great publishing risks. Eventually convinced by Ross that a latent market for Canadian literary reprints did indeed exist, McClelland & Stewart launched the New Canadian Library (NCL) series in 1958, with Ross as its general editor. In 2008, the NCL will celebrate a half-century of publication. In New Canadian Library, Janet B. Friskney takes the reader through the early history of the NCL series, focusing on the period up to 1978 when Malcolm Ross retired as general editor. A wealth of archival resources, published reviews, and the NCL volumes themselves are used to survey the working relationship between Ross and McClelland, as well as the collaborative participation of those who, through the middle decades of the twentieth century, were committed to studying and nurturing Canada's literary heritage. To place the New Canadian Library in its proper historical context, Friskney examines the simultaneous development of Canadian literary studies as a legitimate area of research and teaching in academe and acknowledges the NCL as a milestone in Canadian publishing history.

Fate and Freedom in the Novels of David Adams Richards

Author: Sara MacDonald

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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In Fate and Freedom in the Novels of David Adams Richards, MacDonald and Craig explore the Christian foundation of Richards’s writing and reveal an account of freedom that is fulfilled only in love.