Translocated Modernisms is a collection of ten chapters partitioned into sections and framed by an introduction by the editors and a coda by Kit Dobson, which is interested in those who thronged to the vibrant streets, cafés, and salons of Montparnasse, those who stayed such as Brion Gysin and Mavis Gallant, those who returned “home” such as Morley Callaghan, John Glassco, David Silverberg, and Sheila Watson, and those who galvanized local cultural practices by appropriating and translating them from elsewhere. While for some Paris becomes a permanent home, for others, it is simply a temporary excursion which can last for months, or for many years. The collection opens up the Lost Generation to include multiple generations and broadens its ambit to encompass modernist writers placed under erasure by dominant narratives of Anglo-American modernism. Instead of limiting the category to a single group based on a collective identity, this volume considers lost generations as a particular type of modernist identity attributable to multiple and disparate collectivities. These lost generations include those excluded from canonical narrativizations of expatriate modernisms, among which we spy the glimmer of other modernists living in the shadows of luminaries long recognized in the Anglo-American tradition.
Ce livre est publié en anglais.
About the authors
Emily Ballantyne is a doctoral candidate in English at Dalhousie University, where she is a Killam Fellow and a recent SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient.
Ernest Buckler (1908-1984) was born in West Dalhousie, Nova Scotia. He spent most of his life writing and farming in the Annapolis Valley, and died in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.
Marta Dvořák is professor of Canadian and postcolonial literatures in English at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, former associate editor of The International Journal of Canadian Studies, and editor of Commonwealth Essays and Studies. Focusing her research on (post)modernism and cross-culturalism, she has authored and edited books ranging from Ernest Buckler: Rediscovery and Reassessment (WLU Press, 2001) to Tropes and Territories: Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, and Canadian Writings in Context (co-ed. W.H. New) and The Faces of Carnival in Anita Desai's In Custody.
Dean Irvine is an associate professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University and director of the SSHRC-funded Editing Modernism in Canada project. He is the author of Editing Modernity: Women and Little-Magazine Cultures in Canada, 1916-1956 (University of Toronto Press, 2008), and editor of Archive For Our Times: Previously Uncollected and Unpublished Poems of Dorothy Livesay (Arsenal Pulp, 1998), Heresies: The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson, 1924-61 (Vehicule, 2003), and The Canadian Modernists Meet (University of Ottawa Press, 2005). His forthcoming work includes a new monograph, Variant Readings: Editing Canadian Literature in English, under contract to McGill-Queen's University Press, and a two-volume critical edition, co-edited with Robert G. May, of F.R. Scott's complete poems and translations. He is a general editor, with Zailig Pollock and Sandra Djwa, of the multivolume print edition and digital archive of the collected works of P.K. Page and the director and English-language general editor of the University of Ottawa Press's Canadian Literature Collection/Collection de littérature canadienne.
The University of Ottawa Press excels with its Canadian Literature Collection, recently adding several Lowry projects, including The 1940 Under the Volcano, Swinging the Maelstrom, and In Ballast to the White Sea, the last of which Mota and Tiessen discuss in Translocated Modernisms.
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Translocated Modernisms is a useful addition to the library of books engaging with the history of modernism.
Other titles by Marta Dvorák
The Eye and the Ear
Canadian and Global Imaginaries in Dialogue
Tropes and Territories
Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, Canadian Writings in Context
Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary
Rediscovery and Reassessment
Thanks for Listening
Stories and Short Fictions by Ernest Buckler
L'oeuvre de Nancy Huston
Other titles by Dean Irvine
Making Canada New
Editing, Modernism, and New Media
Editing as Cultural Practice in Canada
Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis, Wilfred Watson, and Sheila Watson
Regenerations / Régénérations
Canadian Women's Writing / Écriture des femmes au Canada
Women and Little-Magazine Cultures in Canada, 1916-1956
The Canadian Modernists Meet
The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkenson
Archive For Our Times
Previously Uncollected and Unpublished Poems of Dorothy Livesay