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Echoing Silence Essays on Arctic Narrative

Symposium on Arctic Narrative (1995 : University of Ottawa)

Ottawa Ont. : University of Ottawa Press 1997

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  • Title:
    Echoing Silence Essays on Arctic Narrative
  • Author: Symposium on Arctic Narrative (1995 : University of Ottawa)
  • Publisher: Ottawa Ont. : University of Ottawa Press
  • Creation Date: 1997
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (240 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Subjects: Canadian literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses; Canada, Northern, In literature -- Congresses
  • Description: The North has always had, and still has, an irresistible attraction. This fascination is made up of a mixture of perspectives, among these, the various explorations of the Arctic itself and the Inuk cultural heritage found in the elders' and contemporary stories. This book discusses the different generations of explorers and writers and illustrates how the sounds of a landscape are inseparable from the stories of its inhabitants.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Contents: Contents; Echoing Silence: Preface; Documenting the Oral History of the Inuvialuit; An Arctic Affair; Coursing a Naked Country; An Early Meeting of Cultures: Inuit and English, 1576-1578; Narrating the Third Franklin Expedition ""All,Well"":; Inuit Accounts and the Franklin Mystery; Science as Poetic and Visual Narrative: J. Dewey Soper (1893-1982); On Making History; Creating Willem Barentsz; Piloting North; Thirsty for Life: A Nomad Learns to Write and Draw; Speech Habits and Inuit Ethos; Farley Mowat, Harold Horwood: Conversations
    Approaches of White Regret: John Steffler's The Afterlife of George Carturright and Harold Horwood's White EskimoPlaces of Spirit, Spirits of Place: The Northern Contemplations of Rudy Wiebe, Aritha van Herk, and John Moss; Questions of Being: An Exploration of Enduring Dreams; The Spirit of the Arctic or Translating the Untranslatable in Rudy Wiebe's A Discovery of Strangers; Go North Young Woman: Representations of the Arctic in the Writings of Aritha van Herk; Gendering Northern Narrative; ""A Brave Boy's Story for Brave Boys"": Adventure Narrative Engendering
    Imagination and Spirituality: Written Narratives and the Oral TraditionThe Sea Goddess Sedna: An Enduring Pan-Arctic Legend from Traditional Orature to the New Narratives of the Late Twentieth Century; Stories: ""Skeleton Woman,"" ""Woman of the Sea""; Contributors
  • OCLC Number: 742332944
  • Identifier: ISBN0-7766-1583-1