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Canadian Cultural Poesis By Edited by Gary Sherbert

Canadian Cultural Poesis
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Takes a comprehensive approach towards Canadian culture. Providing an introduction to debates in Canadian culture, this book is of interest not only to readers looking for an overview of Canadian culture, but also to those interested in cultural studies and interdisciplinarity, as well as scholars in film, art, literature, sociology, and more.
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Canadian Cultural Poesis: Essays on Canadian Culture by Edited by Gary Sherbert

How do we make culture and how does culture make us? Canadian Cultural Poesis takes a comprehensive approach toward Canadian culture from a variety of provocative perspectives. Centred on the notion of culture as social identity, it offers original essays on cultural issues of urgent concern to Canadians: gender, technology, cultural ethnicity, and regionalism. From a broad range of disciplines, contributors consider these issues in the contexts of media, individual and national identity, language, and cultural dissent. Providing an excellent introduction to current debates in Canadian culture, Canadian Cultural Poesis will appeal not only to readers looking for an overview of Canadian culture but also to those interested in cultural studies and interdisciplinarity, as well as scholars in film, art, literature, sociology, communication, and womens studies. This book offers new insights into how we make and are made by Canadian culture, each essay contributing to this poetics, inventing new ways to welcome cultural differences of all kinds fo the Canadian cultural community.

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Canadian Cultural Poesis Reviews

``The introduction, `A Poetics of Canadian Culture,' by co-editor Garry Sherbert, is an excellent and trenchant discussion of `culture' and as such it tackles the vexed issue of its definition and the tricky question of both its specificity and its uncertainty.'' -- Berkeley Kaite -- Canadian Literature, Number 195, Winter 2007, 200805
``In taking as their object of study the relations between specific cultural practices or discourses, everyday life and larger structures of power, the essays in this collection together reveal...the basis of the best sort of cultural studies being practiced in this country.... [An] important antholog[y].'' -- Peter Dickinson -- Topia, Volume 18, 200802
``Expertly edited...Canadian Cultural Poesis is an outstanding...compendium offering in-depth and subject-specific analysis of Canadian art, film, literature, sociology, technology, regionalism, communication, women's studies, and more...A welcome addition to academic library reference collections, Canadian Cultural Poesis is very highly recommended.'' -- James A. Cox, Wisconsin Bookwatch -- 200606

About Edited by Gary Sherbert

Garry Sherbert is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Regina. He is co-editor of two volumes forthcoming in the The Collected Works of Northrop Frye: Shakespeare and the Renaissance . Annie GA (c)rin is a curator and assistant professor of art history and art theory in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa. She has published articles on public art in journals such as Espace , BlackFlash , and Fuse . Sheila Petty is dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and a professor of media studies at the University of Regina. She has written extensively on issues of cultural representation, identity, and nation in African and African diasporic cinema, television and new technologies.

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Table of Contents for Canadian Cultural Poesis: Essays on Canadian Culture , edited by Garry Sherbert, Annie GA (c)rin, and Sheila Petty List of Illustrations Preface | Garry Sherbert Acknowledgements Introduction: A Poetics of Canadian Culture | Garry Sherbert I: Media and Its (Dis)Contents My Grandmotheras Violin | Frances Dorsey 1. (Im)Possible Exchanges: The Arts of Counter-Surveillance | Gary Genosko 2. Canadian Humour and National Culture: Move Over, Mr. Leacock | Beverly Rasporich 3. Collective Memory on the Airwaves: The Negotiation of Unity and Diversity in a Troubled Canadian Nationalism | Emily West 4. Framing the Local: Canadian Film Policy and the Problem of Place | Zo Druick 5. Framing Culture, Talking Race: Race, Gender, and Violence in the News Media | Yasmin Jiwani II: Performing and Disrupting Identities 20 minute visualization: Sandee, Lee, Sandra, Seema | Joanne Bristol 6. Marketing Ambivalence: Molson Breweries Go Postcolonial | Cynthia Sugars 7. aThe Northa Intersecting Worlds and World Views | Alastair Campbell and Kirk Cameron 8. Dressed to Thrill: Costume, Body, and Dress in Canadian Performative Art | Jayne Wark 9. Figures of Otherness in Canadian Video | Joanne Lalonde 10. Queerly Canadian: aPerversion Chicaa Cinema and (Queer) Nationalism in English Canada | Jason Morgan III: (Dis)Locating Language Pull/Apart | Rachelle Viader Knowles 11. Out of Psychoanalysis: A Ficto-Criticism Monologue | Jeanne Randolph 12. Some Imaginary Geographies in Quebec Fiction | Ceri Morgan 13. L.M. Montgomery on Television: The Romance and Industry of Adaptation Process | Patsy Aspasia Kotsopoulos 14. The Use of aFishera in a Nova Scotian Fishing Community: A Theory of Hegemony for a Complex Canadian Culture | Carol Corbin 15. Thinking the Wonderful: After Rudolf Komorous, beside the Reveries | Martin Arnold 16. MaA (R)tres Chez Nous: Public Art and Linguistic Identity in Quebec | Annie GA (c)rin IV: Cultural Dissidence Belle Sauvage | Lori Blondeau 17. Black History and Culture in Canada: A Celebration of Essence or Presence | Cecil Foster 18. Decolonizing Interpretation at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site | Erna L. Macleod 19. Culture and an Aboriginal Charter of Rights | Eric Sherbert 20. Canadian Gothic: Multiculturalism, Indigeneity, and Gender in Prairie Cinema | Susan Lord 21. Through a Canadian Lens: Discourses of Nationalism and Aboriginal Representation in Governmental Photographs | Carol Payne Bibliography Biographical Notes Index Biographical Notes Martin Arnold is a composer and writer based in Toronto. He has studied in Canada and the Netherlands, where his teachers were Alfred Fisher, Frederic Rzewski, John Cage, Louis Andriessen, Gilius van Bergeijk, Rudolf Komorous, Douglas Collinge, and Michael Longton. He holds a doctorate from the University of Victoria. His compositions have been performed in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Slovakia. He publishes in the areas of music and art criticism. Lori Blondeau is a performance artist based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan, where she also teaches. In 1994 Blondeau co-founded, with Bradlee LaRocque, Tribe A Centre for Evolving Aboriginal Media, Visual and Performing Arts. Lorias performance and visual work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her current work consists of a series of performances based on memory, home, displacement, and decolonization. Joanne Bristolas work investigates the interplay between art, science, and history. The work in this book is part of her project, JoJoas School of Aesthetics: Services in the Arts of Projection, Attention and Photography, a series of performances involving shared activities and conversation with audiences (see She also teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Kirk Cameron was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, and has studied English and history at Victoria University and Queens. He has published two books and a number of articles on northern political development, the most recent book (co-authored) being Northern Governments in Transition. He has worked for the governments of Yukon, British Columbia, and Canada, and is currently secretary to the Yukon Cabinet. Alastair Campbell has studied history, anthropology, and semiotics in New Zealand, Canada, and Italy and has taught anthropology and sociology courses at the University of Ottawa. He has worked for the Assembly of First Nations and the governments of Canada, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. His work has entailed extensive analysis of Aboriginal and northern issues, and the writing of policy and informational booklets. Carol Corbin is an associate professor of communication at the University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia. She publishes in the areas of community, ecology, and culture, and has edited three books related to the island of Cape Breton, and a fourth on rhetoric and postmodernism with Michael Calvin McGee. She is currently working on the modernist enterprise in China from 1900 to 1949 and spent the fall of 2000 studying and teaching in Beijing. Frances Dorsey is an associate professor of art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Educated in Canada and the United States, her studio practice is based primarily in textiles and printmaking. She exhibits both nationally and internationally. Zoe Druick is an assistant professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, where she teaches film and media studies. She has published in the area of Canadian film policy, with an emphasis on the history of the National Film Board of Canada. She is currently completing a book on the subject, The Surface of Society . Cecil Foster is an author and scholar. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. His publications include A Place Called Heaven , The Meaning of Being Black in Canada , and the forthcoming books, Where Race Does Not Matter: The New Spirit of Modernity and Multiculturalism: Issues of Citizenship, Culture, and Identity . Gary Genosko teaches cultural sociology at Lakehead University. His books include Baudrillard and Signs (1994), McLuhan and Baudrillard (1999), Undisciplined Theory (1998), and Contest: Essays on Sports, Culture and Politics (1999). He is editor of The Uncollected Baudrillard (2001), Deleuze and Guattari: Critical Assessments , 3 vols. (2001), and The Guattari Reader (1996). He is general editor of The Semiotic Review of Books . Annie GA (c)rin is a curator and assistant professor of art history and art theory at the Department of Visual Arts, the University of Ottawa. Educated in Canada, Russia, and the UK, her research interests encompass the areas of Soviet art and propaganda, Canadian public art, and art on the World Wide Web. She is especially concerned with art encountered by non-specialized publics, outside the gallery space. Yasmin Jiwani is a faculty member in the Department of Communications at Concordia University. Prior to her move to Concordia, she was the executive coordinator of the BC/Yukon Feminist Research, Education, Development and Action (freda) Centre at Simon Fraser University. Rachelle Viader Knowles is a visual artist working in a broad range of contemporary media, including lens, time, and text-based installation. Originally from the UK, Rachelle studied at Cardiff College of Art and the University of Wales before moving to Canada in 1994 to study at the University of Windsor. Recent solo exhibitions include: the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Chapter Gallery in Wales, Peak Gallery in Toronto, and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Rachelle Viader Knowles heads the intermedia area in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Regina. Patsy Aspasia Kotsopoulos is a doctoral candidate in communications at Simon Fraser University. She is researching and writing her dissertation, aRomance and Industry on the Road to Avonlea,a for which she received a SSHRC doctoral fellowship. She teaches film and interdisciplinary studies at the University of Victoria. Joanne Lalonde is a professor of art history at uqam and the director of the undergraduate program. She received her doctorate in semiotics from UQAM in 1999. Her research deals principally with the relationships between art and technology, media art (Canadian video), and representations of sexual and identitarian hybridization in contemporary art. Susan Lord is an associate professor of film studies at Queenas University, where she is also cross-appointed with the Institute of Womenas Studies. Her main teaching and research areas are feminist theory and film culture, and cultural studies of media and technology. She has published on gender and technolo

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