Canada 's ethnic and cultural diversity are reflected in its literature. The influence of geography on literature can be felt in many short stories. Canada has much more female novelists than any other countries in the world. The rise of feminism in the 1960s caused a number of Anglo-Canadian women writers to focus on the question of female Canadian identity. The aim of women writing in Canada is to bring about remarkable changes in the lives of Canadian women and society.
. Laurence treats Canadian experience as the valid continuation of larger world” (228). The experience of isolation and journey to personal development can be considered not only as Canadian but also universal as it is a common and frequently discussed theme in twentieth century literary works. By discussing the issues of the discovery of lost personal self of her characters and their search for meaning and significance in life, John Moss states that, “Laurence . .
Reconsider their opinions about what is important in life and rooted in the new culture. Through the fluctuated characters of Badami, the novel highlights the cultural conflict between east and west in the form of physical as well as emotional integration. Igor Maver writes, “There has recently emerged a pronounced shift to emphasis in contemporary Canadian diasporic writing, for many new texts are set outside Canada and feature reversed migration back to a home place by a westernized / Canadian protagonist who does not so much want to return home as to write back home (e.g. Anita Rau Badami, Michael Ondadje, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Rohinton Ministry, M.G. Vassanji etc.
ABSTRACT: Atwood’s poetry on a level focuses on the question of identity with as much fashion as Neruda and Walcott did in their works. In her works, we find her capability in playing with word and language. A recessive reading of her poetry can highlight these further. Atwood actually before a novelist, considered himself first as a poet. In her life a spiritual and mental growth are found as her journey from innocence from experience came after her confrontation with Canadian Wilderness, middleclass norms, ideals of Christianity and stark materialism of North American Society.
Alana Delacroix is a Canadian author who writes contemporary paranormal romance novels. Delacroix lives in Toronto, Canada in a little house that she asserts is full of paranormal romance, historical, and sci-fi titles. She has an archaeology degree and spent a lot of time hammering copper axes in a quarry before she decided to become an author. Nonetheless her studies in history and archaeology has had a huge influence on her writing. When she is not writing she loves exploring her city and given her hunt for coffee she is always on the hunt for the perfect Toronto coffee shop where she can set her paranormal romance.
P. Maria Ponn Sindhuja II MA English Literature PG & Research Department of English Holy Cross College Trichy - 620002 Lizzie Borden- A Rebel Against Patriarchy In Sharon Pollock’s Blood Relations Sharon Pollock is considered one of Canada 's most respected dramatists. Her writing techniques are innovative. She works in multiple genres. Her dialogues are strong and contain social messages about oppressive forces and those who suffer under oppression. She has won many awards, including the Canada Council Governor General 's Literary Awards in 1981 for Blood Relations (1980) and in 1986 for Doc (1984), the Alberta Writers Guild Award in 1986, and the Alberta Literary Foundation Award in 1987.
On reaching Rapelje and other regions of Montana, Lori’s life changes (Soderlind 15). What one experience can I further describe to offer an understanding of a changed point of view or a new perspective on an old issue? In the narrative, one of the experiences I realize is that the book contains emotional and funny temptation. At
Shauna Singh Baldwin (born 1962) is a Canadian- American novelist of Indian descent. She belongs to second generation of diasporic writers. Baldwin's creativity as a writer traversed the boundaries thus enriching the experience of readers of three countries - India, Canada and America. Shauna Singh Baldwin is familiar with Indian cultural myths and there effect on Indian psyche as a whole. Having tried her hand in novels and short stories and being successful, she has also written one feminist play We Are So Different Now (2009) published in 2011.
In viewing the novel through the theoretical frameworks of the “Middle Ground”, “Orientalism”, and “Agency”, Keeper’n Me explores Canadian-Indigenous relations in a moving, yet humorous way, as well as the meaning of “being” a First Nation in modern society, and finally the ways Canadian-Indigenous peoples can reclaim their (hi)story through the processes of decolonization. In order to understand the frameworks, the terms “Middle Ground”,
The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources. The events in American history have also affected Canada from a political perspective, which lead to the Democracy that is present today. Another way the U.S. has affected Canada is from a military perspective because Americans are quick to jump to war and Canada has had to help control them which lead to them being peacekeepers. The United States helped mold the Canadian identity by being both a threat and support to the nation; this will continue into the 21st century but Canada will keep it’s unique identity. A country 's culture can be seen as interchangeable with identity; in Canada there is evidence of American culture everywhere.