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Dreamwork

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Book Series: Mingling Voices ISSN: 19179413 ISBN: 9781897425701 9781897425718 Year: Pages: 125 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Dreamwork is a poetic exploration of the then and there, here and now, of landscapes and inscapes over time. It is part of a poetry series on dream and its relation to actuality. The poems explore past, present, and future in different places from Canada through New Jersey, New York and New England to England and Europe, part of the speaker’s journey. A typology of home and displacement, of natural beauty and industrial scars unfolds in the movement of the book.

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poetry --- Canadian --- landscape --- time

Nightwood Theatre A Woman’s Work Is Always Done

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Book Series: Canadian Plays ISSN: 19175094 ISBN: 9781897425558 9781897425565 Year: Pages: 345 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Nightwood Theatre is the longest-running and most influential feminist theatre company in Canada. Since 1979, the company has produced works by Canadian women, providing new opportunities for women theatre artists. It has also been the “home company” for some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre, such as Ann-Marie MacDonald. In Nightwood Theatre, Scott describes the company’s journey toward defining itself as a feminist theatre establishment, highlighting its artistic leadership based on its relevance to diverse communities of women. She also traces Nightwood’s relationship with the media and places the theatre in an international context by comparing its history to that of like companies in the U.K. and the U.S.

The dust of just beginning

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Book Series: Mingling Voices ISSN: 19179413 ISBN: 9781897425923 9781897425930 Year: Pages: 97 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Don Kerr knows prairie culture better than most―he knows it from the inside out. He has made us aware of ourselves through his numerous volumes of poetry, his fiction, his many plays, his histories, and his interest in heritage. In this mature, accomplished collection, we can once again admire his unique prairie voice―minimalist, self-effacing, direct yet subtle and nuanced, immersed in his love of the vernacular language of this place. His line is muscular, his timing impeccable, his broad strokes with so few words exemplary.

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poetry --- Saskatchewan --- prairie --- Canadian

Windfall Apples: Tanka and Kyoka

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Book Series: Mingling Voices ISSN: 19179413 ISBN: 9781897425886 9781897425893 Year: Pages: 129 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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The venerable tanka and her upstart cousin kyoka mingle with Kerouac’s American pop haiku in five-liner imagist poems and linked sequences. In Windfall Apples, Richard Stevenson mixes east and west with backyard barbecue and rueful reflection.

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poetry --- Canadian --- haiku --- Japanese

Canadian Countercultures and the Environment

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Book Series: Canadian History and Environment ISSN: 19253702 ISBN: 9781552388150 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 320 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- History
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Studies of the radical environmental politics of the 1960s have tended to downplay the extent to which much of that countercultural intellectual and social ferment continued into the 1970s and 1980s. Canadian Countercultures and the Environment adds to our knowledge of this understudied period. This collection contributes a sustained analysis of the beginning of major environmental debates in this era and examines a range of issues related to broad environmental concerns, topics which emerged as key concerns in the context of Cold War military investments and experiments, the oil crisis of the 1970s, debates over gendered roles, and the increasing attention to urban pollution and pesticide use.No other publication dealing with this period covers the wide range of environmental topics (among others, activism, midwifery, organic farming, recycling, urban cycling, and communal living) or geographic locales, from Yukon to Atlantic Canada. Together, they demonstrate how this period influenced and informed environmental action and issues in ways that have had a long-term impact on Canadian society.With contributions by:Matt CaversMegan DaviesNancy JanovicekAlan MacEachernDavid NeufeldRyan O'ConnorDaniel RossHenry TrimSharon Weaver

The Writing on the Wall: The Work of Joane Cardinal-Schubert

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Book Series: Art in Profile: Canadian Art and Architecture ISSN: 19274351 ISBN: 9781552389508 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History of arts --- Visual Arts
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Artist. Activist. Curator. Joane Cardinal-Schubert was a phenomenal talent. Her work recognizes the social and political ramifications of lived Indigenous experience, exposing truths about history, culture, and the contemporary world. She was a teacher and mentor, supporting those who struggle against the legacies of colonial history. She was an activist for Indigenous sovereignty, advocating for voices that go unheard.Despite significant personal and professional successes and monumental contributions to the Calgary artistic community, Cardinal-Shubert remains under-recognized by a broad audience. This richly illustrated, intensely personal book celebrates her story with intimacy and insight Combining personal recollection with art history, academic reading with anecdote and story, The Writing on the Wall is a crucial contribution to Indigenous and Canadian art history. Cardinal-Shubert’s work leads the conversation, embracing the places where the personal, the political, and the artistic meet.

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Indigenous --- Canadian --- Art

Reconsidering Confederation: Canada's Founding Debates, 1864-1999

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ISBN: 9781773850160 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 320 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History --- Geography --- Political Science
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July 1st 1867 is celebrated as Canada's Confederation - the date that Canada became a country. But 1867 was only the beginning. As the country grew from a small dominion to a vast federation encompassing ten provinces, three territories, and hundreds of First Nations, its leaders repeatedly debated Canada's purpose, and the benefits and drawbacks of the choice to be Canadian.Reconsidering Confederation brings together Canada's leading historians to explore how the provinces, territories, and Treaty areas became the political frameworks we know today. In partnership with The Confederation Debates, an ongoing crowdsourced, non-partisan, and non-profit initiative to digitize all of Canada's founding colonial and federal records, this book breaks new ground by integrating the treaties between Indigenous peoples and the Crown into our understanding of Confederation.Rigorously researched and eminently readable, this book traces the unique paths that each province and territory took on their journey to Confederation. It shows the roots of regional and cultural grievances, as vital and controversial in early debates as they are today. Reconsidering Confederation tells the sometimes rocky, complex, and ongoing story of how Canada has become Canada.

Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture

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ISBN: 9781926836492 9781926836508 9781926836515 Year: Pages: 276 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Long a topic of intricate political and social debate, Canadian identity has come to be understood as fragmented, amorphous, and unstable, a multifaceted and contested space only tenuously linked to traditional concepts of the nation. As Canadians, we are endlessly defining ourselves, seeking to locate our sense of self in relation to some Other. By examining how writers and performers have conceptualized and negotiated issues of personal identity in their work, the essays collected in Selves and Subjectivities investigate emerging representations of self and other in contemporary Canadian arts and culture. Included are essays on iconic poet and musician Leonard Cohen, Governor General award

Northern Love: An exploration of Canadian Masculinity

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781897425220 9781897425237 Year: Pages: 145 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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In Northern Love, Paul Nonnekes pursues debates in psychoanalysis and cultural theory in pursuit of a distinctive conception of a Canadian masculinity. In close discussions of novels by Rudy Wiebe ( A Discovery of Strangers ) and Robert Kroetsch ( The Man from the Creeks ), Nonnekes ranges from Hegel to Lacan, and Butler and Kristeva to Žižek, eliciting an evolving conception of love characteristic of the Canadian cultural imaginary. It is the first book in the Cultural Dialectics series, edited by Raphael Foshay of Athabasca University.

The West and Beyond: New Perspectives on an Imagined Region

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425800 9781897425817 Year: Pages: 462 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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The West and Beyond explores the state of Western Canadian history, showcasing the research interests of a new generation of scholars while charting new directions for the future and stimulating further interrogation of our past. This dynamic collection encourages dialogue among generations of historians of the West, and among practitioners of diverse approaches to the past. It also reflects a broad range of disciplinary and professional boundaries, offering new ways to understand the West.

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