Body, Inc. develops a theory of translation poetics, a poetics radically different from mimetic or expressive theories of representation. Through readings of the work of Fred Wah, Robert Kroetsch, and Daphne Marlatt, Body, Inc. argues that the postcolonial long poem is generated not primarily through representation but through various forms of interlingual, intralingulal, and intersemiotic translations.
About the author
Pamela Banting has taught at the University of Western Ontario and currently teaches at the University of Alberta. She lives and writes in Edmonton.