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By Laura Moss

How can postcolonialism be utilized to Canadian literature?

In all that has been written approximately postcolonialism, strangely little has particularly addressed the location of Canada, Canadian literature, or Canadian tradition.

Postcolonialism is a concept that has won credence in the course of the international; it's be effective to invite if and the way we, as Canadians, perform postcolonial debates. it's also very important to ascertain the ways that Canada and Canadian tradition healthy into worldwide discussions as our tradition displays how we engage with our neighbours, allies, and adversaries.

This assortment wrestles with the issues of situating Canadian literature within the ongoing debates approximately tradition, identification, and globalization, and of utilizing the slippery time period of postcolonialism to Canadian literature. the themes diversity in concentration from discussions of particular literary works to normal theoretical contemplations. The twenty-three articles during this assortment grapple with the recurrent problems with postcolonialism — together with hybridity, collaboration, marginality, energy, resistance, and ancient revisionism — from the vantage aspect of these operating inside of Canada as writers and critics. whereas a few search to substantiate the legitimacy of together with Canadian literature within the discussions of postcolonialism, others problem this very concept.

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