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Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic, edited by Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte

Introduction: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic | Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte

Chapter One: Catholic Gothic: Atavism, Orientalism, and Generic Change in Charles De Guise’s Le Cap au diable (1863) | Andrea Cabajsky

Chapter Two: Viking Graves Revisited: Pre-Colonial Primitivism in Farley Mowat’s Northern Gothic | Brian Johnson

Chapter Three: Coyote’s Children and the Canadian Gothic: Sheila Watson’s The Double Hook and Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s The Cure for Death by Lightning | Marlene Goldman

Chapter Four: “Horror Written on Their Skin”: Joy Kagawa’s Gothic Uncanny | Gerry Turcotte

Chapter Five: Familiar Ghosts: Feminist Postcolonial Gothic in Canada | Shelley Kulperger

Chapter Six: Canadian Gothic and the Work of Ghosting: Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees | Atef Laouyene

Chapter Seven: A Ukranian-Canadian Gothic?: Ethnic Angst in Janice Kulyk Keefer’s The Green Library | Lindy Ledohowski

Chapter Eight: “Something not unlike enjoyment”: Gothicism, Catholicism, and Sexuality in Tomson Highway’s Kiss of the Fur Queen | Jennifer Henderson

Chapter Nine: Rethinking the Canadian Gothic: Reading Eden Robinson’s Monkey Beach | Jennifer Andrews

Chapter Ten: Beothuk Gothic: Michael Crummey’s River Thieves | Herb Wyile

Chapter Eleven: Keeping the Gothic at (Sick) Bay: Reading the Transferences in Vincent Lam’s Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures | Cynthia Sugars




Jennifer Andrews is a full professor in the Department of English at the University of New Brunswick and co-editor of Studies in Canadian Literature. She has co-authored a book on Thomas King entitled Border Crossings (University of Toronto Press, 2003). She is currently writing a manuscript on Native North American women’s poetry funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Andrea Cabajsky is an assistant professor of Comparative Canadian literature at the Université de Moncton. She is co-editor of National Plots: Historical Fiction and Changing Ideas of Canada (WLUP, forthcoming 2009) and is a founding member of the Early Canadian Literature Society. She holds an FESR/Heritage Canada Standard Research Grant for 2007–09.

Marlene Goldman teaches Canadian literature at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Paths of Desire (University of Toronto Press, 1977) and recently completed a book on apocalyptic discourse in Canadian fiction, Rewriting Apocalypse (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005). She is currently researching Canadian fiction that invokes the motif of haunting.

Jennifer Henderson is an associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University. She has published articles on Canadian fiction and criticism, feminist culture, and discourses of the liberal self and is the author of Settler Feminism and Race Making in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2003). Her two current projects study the government of childhood and the trope of national reconciliation.

Brian Johnson is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he specializes in Canadian literature and literary theory. Among his recent publications are essays on indigeneity and ecology in the Canadian animal story, northern nationalism in Martha Ostenso’s Wild Geese, and Jewish masculinities in the novels of Mordecai Richler. He is currently working on a study of race and horror in Canadian representations of the North.

Shelley Kulperger completed a Ph.D. on feminist and postcolonial gothic in Canada in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research interests include Australian and Canadian gothic, motherhood, and feminist and postcolonial cultural memory. She currently works in multicultural health policy and has published articles on transculturation, urban space, multiculturalism, and feminist cultural memory.

Atef Laouyene completed his Ph.D. in the Department of English at the University of Ottawa in 2008. His dissertation, “The Post-Exotic Arab: Orientalist Dystopias in Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction,” draws on modern theories of the exotic in order to investigate representations of the Arab figure in the contemporary postcolonial novel. His research interests include postcolonial literary studies, critical theory, Arabic cultures and literatures, francophone literatures of the Maghreb, and Arab diasporas studies. His current project focuses on narratives of violence in Anglo-Arab writing.

Lindy Ledohowski completed her Ph.D. in the Department of English at the University of Toronto in 2008. Her doctoral research looked at the constructions of home and ethnicity in English-language Ukrainian-Canadian literature. At present, she is a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in the Department of English at the University of Ottawa. Her current research looks at how fictional incest narratives in contemporary Canadian literature challenge ideas of a national home.

Cynthia Sugars is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Ottawa where she teaches Canadian literature and postcolonial theory. She is the author of numerous essays on Canadian literature and has edited two collections of essays on Canadian postcolonial theory: Unhomely States: Theorizing English-Canadian Postcolonialism (Broadview, 2004) and Home-Work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy, and Canadian Literature (University of Ottawa Press, 2004). She has recently co-edited (with Laura Moss) a new two-volume historical anthology of Canadian literature, entitled Canadian Literature in English: Texts and Contexts (Pearson, 2009) and is working on a study of Canadian ghosts.

Gerry Turcotte is the dean of arts and sciences at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney, Australia. He is past president of the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand, former secretary of the International Council for Canadian Studies, founding director of the Centre for Canadian–Australian Studies, and was the editor of Australian-Canadian Studies for four years. He is the author and editor of fourteen books including the novel Flying in Silence (published in Canada by Cormorant Books and in Australia by Brandl and Schlesinger, 2001), which was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year in 2001 and Border Crossings: Words and Images (Brandl and Schlesinger, 2004). His new book, Peripheral Fear: Transformations of the Gothic in Canada and Australia, will be published by Peter Lang in 2009.

Herb Wyile is a full professor in the Department of English at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has published numerous articles on contemporary Canadian literature, co-edited special issues of Textual Studies in Canada and Studies in Canadian Literature, and is the author of Speculative Fictions: Contemporary Canadian Novelists and the Writing of History (McGill-Queens UP, 2002) and Speaking in the Past Tense: Canadian Novelists on Writing Historical Fiction (WLUP, 2007). He has recently co-edited with Jeanette Lyne’s Surf’s Up! The Rising Tide of Atlantic-Canadian Literature, a special issue of Studies in Canadian Literature.