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Re(dis)covering our foremothers nineteenth-century Canadian women writers

McMullen, Lorraine.

Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press c1990

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  • Title:
    Re(dis)covering our foremothers nineteenth-century Canadian women writers
  • Author: McMullen, Lorraine.
  • Publisher: Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press
  • Creation Date: c1990
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (212 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Subjects: Canadian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism; Canadian literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism; Women and literature -- Canada -- History -- 19th century; Women -- Canada -- Intellectual life
  • Description: The modern literary searchlight has flushed out Canada's long neglected nineteenth century female writers. New critical approaches are advocated and others are encouraged to take on the difficulties - and rewards - of research into the lives of our foremothers.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Contents: Contents; Introduction; ""Thinking Back Through Our Mothers"": Tradition in Canadian Women's Writing; Research-Problems and Solutions; Anthologies and the Canon of Early Canadian Women Writers; Separate Entrances: The First Generation of Canadian Women Journalists; Breaking the ""Cake of Custom"": The Atlantic Crossing as a Rubicon for Female Emigrants to Canada?; Women and the Garrison Mentality: Pioneer Women Autobiographers and their Relation to the Land; Susanna Moodie
    ""Splendid Anachronism"": The Record of Catharine Parr Traill's Struggles as an Amateur Botanist in Nineteenth-Century Canada""You may imagine my feelings"": Reading Sara Jeannette Duncan's Challenge to Narrative; Afterword; Contributors
  • OCLC Number: 742333010
  • Identifier: ISBN0-7766-1681-1