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Table of Contents
Material Cultures in Canada, edited by Thomas Allen and Jennifer Blair

Introduction: Material Cultures in Canada, Material Cultures Now | Thomas Allen and Jennifer Blair

Part I Materialities

1. The Work of the Beaver | Jody Berland

2. Night in a Box: Anne Carson’s Nox and the Materiality of Elegy | Tanis MacDonald

3. Maxims and Contraries: Notes from a Project in Process | Alison Calder

4. The Geranium in the Window: One Plant’s Literary Hardiness in the Canadian Imagination | Shelley Boyd

Part II Immaterialities

5. Is It Still a Cinch? The Transformational Properties of Objects in Guy Vanderhaeghe’s The Last Crossing | Susan Birkwood

6. Obama’s Playlist: Materializing Transnational Desire at the CBC | Mark Simpson

7. Grinning Things: Object Lessons in Violent Labour | Michael Epp

8. Moses Cotsworth and the Authenticity of Time | Thomas Allen

9. Materializing Climate Change: Images of Exposure, States of Exception | Nicole Shukin

10. Waters as Potential Paths to Peace | Rita Wong

Part III Materials Of and For Spaces

11. The Biotopographies of Seth’s George Sprott (1894-1975) | Candida Rifkind

12. Woodrow: Memory and Nostalgia at Play | Jessa Alston-O’Connor

13. Plaques and Persons: Commemorating Canada’s Authors | Carole Gerson

14. Archaeological Detritus and the Bulging Archive: The Staging of He Named Her Amber at the Art Gallery of Ontario | May Chew

15. Poetry and Globalized Cities: A Material Poetics of Canadian Urban Space | Jeff Derksen

Afterword: Endless Material: The Future of Things in Canada | Thomas Allen and Jennifer Blair