Looking Back (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
428
Utgivningsdatum
2010-10-14
Förlag
University of Calgary Press
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
228 x 146 x 25 mm
Vikt
612 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9781552380963
Looking Back (häftad)

Looking Back

Canadian Women's Prairie Memoirs and Intersections of Culture, History, and Identity

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When we think about women settlers on the Prairies, our notions tend to veer between the nostalgic image of the "cheerful helpmate" and the grim deprivation of the "reluctant immigrant." In Looking Back: Canadian Women's Prairie Memoirs and Intersections of Culture, History, and Identity, Leigh Matthews shows how a critical approach to the life-writing of individual prairie women can broaden and deepen our understanding of the settlement era. Reopening for examination a substantial body of memoirs published after 1950 but now largely out of print, Matthews engages critical and feminist theory to close the gap between our polarized stereotypes and the actual lived experiences of rural prairie women. Addressing both the limitations and possibilities of life writing, Matthews presents a sound, well-developed and well-written case for memoir as reconciling female experience to the dominant historiography of the prairie west. Reading for "failures and incoherences," the memoirs considered here reveal women's voices that probe a community's most cherished values and beliefs, reveal its conflicts and contradictions, and call leaders to account. - Catherine Cavanaugh, Athabasca University
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"Addressing both the limitations and possibilities of life writing, Matthews presents a sound, well-developed and well-written case for memoir as reconciling female experience to the dominant historiography of the prairie west. Reading for 'failures and incoherences', the memoirs considered here reveal womens voices that probe a communitys most cherished values and beliefs, reveal its conflicts and contradictions, and call leaders to account." -- Catherine Cavanaugh, Athabasca University

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S. Leigh Matthews is a lecturer in the Department of English and Modern Languages at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. She specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Canadian literature, children's literature, life writing, eco-criticism, and the literary treatment of animals.

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