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By Cynthia Sugars

ISBN-10: 0708327001

ISBN-13: 9780708327005

This ebook explores the Gothic culture in Canadian literature via tracing a particular transforming of the British Gothic in Canada. It lines the methods the Gothic style used to be reinvented for a particularly Canadian context. at the one hand, Canadian writers expressed anxiousness in regards to the applicability of the British Gothic culture to the colonies; at the different, they became to the Gothic for its vitalising instead of unsettling capability. After charting this heritage of Gothic infusion, Canadian Gothic turns its recognition to the physique of Aboriginal and diasporic writings that reply to this discourse of nationwide self-invention from a post-colonial point of view. those counter-narratives unsettle the naturalising strength of this invented background, rendering the experience of Gothic convenience newly unusual. The Canadian Gothic culture has therefore been a conflicted one, which reimagines the Gothic as a sort of cultural sustenance. This quantity bargains an incredible reconsideration of the Gothic legacy in Canada.

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