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CFP: The Historical Novel in Canada, 1832-2005 (6/30/06; collection)
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"The Historical Novel in Canada, 1832-2005" (collection; 06/30/06)
The editors invite submissions for a collection of critical essays tentatively titled "The Historical Novel in Canada, 1832-2005." Wilfrid Laurier University Press has committed to publication of the collection.
The historical novel has experienced a marked resurgence in popularity in Canada over the last three decades that has been arguably unparalleled since the heyday of Canadian historical fiction in the nineteenth century. The characteristic features of the Canadian historical novel, present and past, include its formal innovativeness and ideological capacity to respond and give shape to influential movements of ideas (postmodernism; postcolonialism; feminism; nationalisms) through its thematic treatment of cultures, histories, and their convergence in Canada's narratives of national identity. Equally important to the study of the historical novel in Canada has been the range of critical responses to it, from reviews of such early novels as Wacousta (1832) and Les Anciens Canadiens (1863) in journals and magazines in Canada and abroad to the most recent critical essays and book-length studies which have underscored the genre's role in creating a national literature and intern!
The editors invite submissions on the Canadian historical novel that, taken together, will capture the genre's historical role in shaping the nation's literary identity and/or in constructing contesting individual identities through notions of gender, sexuality, race, and/or ethnicity. Submissions may address, but need not be limited to:
• Comparative studies of the historical novel (English/French Canadian; cross-cultural; early/contemporary)
Please send 500-word proposals electronically by June 30, 2006, to Andrea Cabajsky (cabajsa_at_umoncton.ca) and/or Brett Josef Grubisic (bjosefg_at_interchange.ubc.ca ). Snail mail submissions may be sent to:
Brett Josef Grubisic