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On the Other Side(s) of 150 - Untold Stories and Critical Approaches to History, Literature, and Identity in Canada

On the Other Side(s) of 150

Untold Stories and Critical Approaches to History, Literature, and Identity in Canada

Edited by Linda M. Morra & Sarah Henzi
Subjects Literary Criticism, Canadian Literature, Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies
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Hardcover : 9781771125130, 320 pages, May 2021

Table of contents

Table of Contents
Introduction: On the Other Side(s) of 150 – Linda M. Morra & Sarah Henzi
Section One: Contemporary Counter Memories & Narratives
1. “Recuperating Indigenous Narratives: Making Legible the Documenting of Injustices – Deanna Reder
2. ‘I write this for all of you’: Recovering the Unpublished RCMP ‘Incident’ in Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed (1973) – Deanna Reder and Alix Shield
3. Telling Harm: Time, Redress, and Canadian Literature – Benjamin Authers
4. Modified Seeds and Morphemes: Going from Farm to Page – Laura Moss
Section Two: Unbecoming Narratives
5. Landscape, Citizenship, and Belonging – Shani Mootoo
6. Untold Bodies: Failing Gender in Canada’s Past and Future – Kit Dobson
7. Thresholds of Sustainability: Cassils and Emma Donoghue’s Counter Narratives – Libe García Zarranz
8. Unsustainable: Lyric Intervention in Vivek Shraya’s even this page is white – Erin Wunker
9. Untold Stories of Slavery: Performing Pregnancy and Racial Futurity in Beatrice Chancy – Kailin Wright
10. Authors and Archives: The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Promulgation of Canadian Literary Papers – Erin Ramlo
Section Three: Memories From Below and Beyond the Border
11. The Vietnam Resisters Who Shaped Canada’s Ceramic Heritage – Mary Ann Steggles
12. Who Can Tell? Histories and Counter-Histories of Photography in Canada – Martha Langford
13. Who Gets Remembered? Gender, Art, & Canadian Identity in the Early 20th Century – Brian Foss and Jacques Des Rochers
14. German Internment Camps in the Maritimes: Another Untold Story in P. S. Duffy’s The Cartographer of No Man’s Land – Jennifer Andrews
Section Four: Rhetorical Renegotiations
15. The Story Behind the Story, or the Untold Story?: John Coulter’s Perceptions of a Canadian Tragic Hero, Louis Riel – Krisztina Kodó
16. Supra Legem Interruptio: Losing Louis Riel (and His Interruptive Return) – Gregory Betts
17. Thomas D’Arcy McGee (1825-1868) and Louis Riel (1844-1885): Minority Nationalists, Extreme Moderates – Margery Fee
18. Before Secret Path: Residential School Memoirs from the 1970s – Linda Warley
Conclusion: Still Here – Kim Anderson and Rene Meshake

Contributors
Kim Anderson (Cree-Métis; University of Guelph, ON)
Jennifer Andrews (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB)
Benjamin Authers (Flinders University)
Gregory Betts (Brock University, St. Catherines, ON
Jacques Des Rochers (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, QC)
Kit Dobson (Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB)
Margery Fee (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC)
Brian Foss (Carleton University, Ottawa, ON)
Libe García Zarranz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway)
Sarah Henzi (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC)
Krisztina Kodó (Kodolányi University of Applied Sciences, Hungary)
Martha Langford (Concordia University, Montreal, QC)
Rene Meshake (Anishnaabe, Guelph, ON)
Shani Mootoo (independent writer, Toronto, ON)
Linda M. Morra (Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC)
Laura Moss (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC)
Erin Ramlo (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON)
Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis; Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC)
Alix Shield (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC)
Mary Ann Steggles (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB)
Kailin Wright (St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS)
Linda Warley (University of Waterloo, ON)
Erin Wunker (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Legacies of Canada 150

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On the Other Side(s) of 150 explores the different literary, historical and cultural legacies of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. It asks vital questions about the ways that histories and stories have been suppressed and invites consideration about what happens once a commemorative moment has passed.

Like a Cubist painting, this modality offers a critical strategy by which also to approach the volume as dismantling, reassembling, and re-enacting existing commemorative tropes; as offering multiple, conditional, and contingent viewpoints that unfold over time; and as generating a broader (although far from being comprehensive) range of counter-memorial performances.

The chapters in this volume are thus provisional, interconnected, and adaptive: they offer critical assemblages by which to approach commemorative narratives or showcase lacunae therein; by which to return to and intervene in ongoing readings of the past from the present moment; and by which not necessarily to resolve, but rather to understand the troubled and troubling narratives of the present moment. Contributors propose that these preoccupations are not a means of turning away from present concerns, but rather a means of grappling with how the past informs or is shaped to inform them; and how such concerns are defined by immediate social contexts and networks.