On the Other Side(s) of 150: Untold Stories and Critical Approaches to History, Literatures, and Identity in Canada (Hardcover)

On the Other Side(s) of 150: Untold Stories and Critical Approaches to History, Literatures, and Identity in Canada By Linda M. Morra (Editor), Sarah Henzi (Editor) Cover Image
By Linda M. Morra (Editor), Sarah Henzi (Editor)
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On the Other Side(s) of 150 explores the different literary, historical and cultural legacies of Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations. It asks vital questions about the ways that histories and stories have been suppressed and invites consideration about what happens once a commemorative moment has passed.

Like a Cubist painting, this modality offers a critical strategy by which also to approach the volume as dismantling, reassembling, and re-enacting existing commemorative tropes; as offering multiple, conditional, and contingent viewpoints that unfold over time; and as generating a broader (although far from being comprehensive) range of counter-memorial performances.

The chapters in this volume are thus provisional, interconnected, and adaptive: they offer critical assemblages by which to approach commemorative narratives or showcase lacunae therein; by which to return to and intervene in ongoing readings of the past from the present moment; and by which not necessarily to resolve, but rather to understand the troubled and troubling narratives of the present moment. Contributors propose that these preoccupations are not a means of turning away from present concerns, but rather a means of grappling with how the past informs or is shaped to inform them; and how such concerns are defined by immediate social contexts and networks.

About the Author

Linda M. Morra is a settler scholar and Full Professor at Bishop's University, and a former Craig Dobbin Chair (2016-2017). Her book Unarrested Archives, was a finalist for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in 2015. She prepared Jane Rule's posthumously published memoir, Taking My Life, which was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2011.Sarah Henzi is a settler scholar and Assistant Professor of Indigenous Literatures in the Department of French and the Department of Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University. She is the translator of I Am a Damn Savage; What Have You Done to My Country? by An Antane Kapesh (WLU Press, 2020).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781771125130
ISBN-10: 1771125136
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication Date: May 20th, 2021
Pages: 302
Language: English