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Table of Contents for
The Daughter’s Way: Canadian Women’s Paternal Elegies, by Tanis MacDonald


Part I: The Daughter’s Way

Introduction: Who Could Not Sing: Elegy and its (Female) Discontents

Chapter One: Elegy and Authority: The Daughter’s Way

Part II: Daughters of Jove, Daughters of Job: Canadian Modernism’s Bloody-Minded Women

Chapter Two: Two Jove’s Daughter: Dorothy Livesay’s Elegiac Daughteronomy

Chapter Three: “So much militia routed in the man”: P.K. Page’s Military Fathers

Chapter Four: “Absence, havoc”: Jay Macpherson’s Rebellious Daughters

Part III: Differently Conceived Nations: The Mourner’s Journey

Chapter Five: “Do what you are good at”: Margaret Atwood’s Authorizing Elegies

Chapter Six: The Pilgrim and the Riddle: Anne Carson’s “The Anthropology of Water”

Chapter Seven: Gateway Politics, Grief Poetics: West Meets West in Kristjana Gunnars’ Zero Hour

Part IV: Furies and Filles de la Sagesse: Language and Difference at Century’s End

Chapter Eight: Signature, Inheritance, Inquiry: Lola Lemire Tostevin’s Cartouches

Chapter Nine: Elegy of Refusal: Erin Mouré’s Furious

Conclusion: From the Water

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